The present Agreement between the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Aboriginal Parties, made on February 27, 2014, fulfils a commitment made in the Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement that requires the Government to recommend legislation providing for the sharing of the net fiscal benefit. This reflects the vision of communities sharing in the benefits of a prosperous Northwest Territories, and the goal of a strong and independent North built on partnerships. The text consists of 8 sections as follows: Definitions (1); Purpose (2); General Provisions (3); Sharing of Net Fiscal Benefit (4); Review and Amendment of Agreement (5); Status of Agreement (6); Legislation (7); Execution of Agreement (8); Additional Parties to this Agreement (9)
Implemented by: Northwest Territories Intergovernmental Resource Revenue Sharing Agreement Act (S.N.W.T 2014, c. 12). (2014)
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