Dispute Resolution Guideline

Table of contents

1.0 Effective Date

2.0 Application

3.0 Guideline Statement

4.0 Dispute Resolution Process

5.0 Financial Obligations

6.0 Effect of Dispute Resolution Process

7.0 Admissibility in Legal Proceedings

Appendix A: Definitions

Canada: Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Canada as represented by the Minister of Health and the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada that is party to a Canada Common Funding Agreement for First Nations and Tribal Councils.

Council: a First Nation or Tribal Council that is party to a Canada Common Funding Agreement for First Nations and Tribal Councils.

Dispute: a dispute between Canada and the Council regarding the interpretation of a provision of a Canada Common Funding Agreement or the obligation of a party under that agreement.

DRG: means this Dispute Resolution Guideline.

Facilitated Discussions: means discussions between the parties that are organized or lead by an independent third party on an informal basis to assist them to identify possible mutually agreeable solutions to their Dispute

Mediation: means a form of Facilitated Discussions where the independent third party, under a mediation agreement between the parties, actively leads, guides or oversees discussions to assist the parties identify possible mutually agreeable solutions to their Dispute through a defined process that may include a timetable and confidentiality and production of document rules to be agreed by the parties.

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