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Algonquin land claim preliminary draft agreement

Algonquin land claim preliminary draft agreement

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7.1

SUPPORT OF INDUSTRY AND INCREASED ALGONQUIN
OPPORTUNITIES

7.1.1

The Parties recognize the importance of the Forest Industry in the
Settlement Area, including in Algonquin Park, and agree to work
cooperatively to support and maintain the existing Forest Industry and to
increase Algonquin participation in, and benefits from the Forest Industry
as set out in this Chapter.

7.2

EMPLOYMENT, TRAINING AND CONTRACT OPPORTUNITIES

7.2.1

Ontario will support measures designed to increase Algonquin
employment and participation in the Forest Industry.

7.2.2

Between this Agreement-in-Principle and the Final Agreement Ontario will
continue to work with the Algonquins in relation to the development of
economic opportunities in the Forest Industry.

Opportunities in Forestry Generally

7.2.3

Prior to the Final Agreement the Parties will continue to identify measures
to develop Algonquin capacity to play a meaningful role in the Forest
Industry.

7.2.4

As part of the Annual Work Schedule development process, the Ministry of
Natural Resources will meet with the Algonquins and Sustainable Forest
License holders to encourage consideration by Sustainable Forest
License holders of potential Algonquin employment, training and contract
opportunities in the Forest Industry.

7.2.5

Where appropriate, Ontario will consider the potential for Algonquin
benefits, including employment, training, and contract opportunities, as a
relevant factor to be considered in the evaluation of tender bids and other
government contracting procedures relating to the Forest Industry.

Opportunities in Forestry in Algonquin Park

7.2.6

Ontario and the Algonquin Forestry Authority will assist in the provision of
training opportunities for the Algonquins in forest related occupations in
Algonquin Park, including in silviculture.

7.2.7

Ontario and the Algonquin Forestry Authority will provide notice to the
Algonquins of government contracts and job opportunities in the Forest
Industry in Algonquin Park.

Preliminary Draft Agreement-in-Principle December 2012
Without Prejudice

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7.2.8

The Final Agreement will provide that Ontario appoint at least one person
nominated by the Algonquins to the Board of Directors of the Algonquin
Forestry Authority.

7.3

POLICY REFORM

7.3.1

Ontario will Consult with the Algonquins in relation to any new forestry
policy initiatives that will apply to the Settlement Area, including but not
limited to the Ontario Forest Tenure and Pricing Review that is underway
at the time of this Agreement-in-Principle.

7.4

FOREST MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING

7.4.1

The Final Agreement will set out the nature and scope of Algonquin
participation in forest management and planning, including through
representation on planning teams, both inside and outside of Algonquin
Park.

7.5

USE OF TREES ON CROWN LANDS

7.5.1

All matters relating to the use of Trees on Crown Lands by the Algonquins
will be addressed in the Final Agreement.

Preliminary Draft Agreement-in-Principle December 2012
Without Prejudice

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