Section 11 Agreement Alberta

Section 11 Agreement Alberta

Alberta will implement existing agreements and assess the impact of these agreements on the contribution to forest meat conservation and restoration. “I am pleased to announce that the governments of Canada and Alberta have signed a conservation agreement under the Species at Risk Act, which is committed to taking the necessary steps to support the recovery of forest caribou in Alberta. The Government of Alberta, in collaboration with Aboriginal peoples, industry players and many others, has taken steps to support the recovery of caribou, and I believe this agreement will help fulfill its obligations to future generations of Canadians. The Government of Canada recognizes that this collaborative approach – contrary to a provision in the Species at Risk Act – is, at this stage, the best way to preserve and restore the boreal and southern mountain islands in Alberta. – The revered Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of environment and climate change, Government of Canada Campbell, said the agreement provides valuable guarantees to the public. 4.4 Where access to land under administration and control of other parties is required for conservation measures, the contracting parties recognize that access must be obtained through agreements with or authorizations of the land to the owners, occupiers or managers of these lands. However, the parties acknowledge that, despite their efforts to gain access from other parties to implement conservation, management and recovery measures, access to other parties may not be possible and that the implementation of conservation, management and restoration measures may be delayed or prevented. The agreement commits to providing within five years range plans for herds such as Little Smoky, A La Peche, Redrock/Prairie Creek, Narraway, Chinchaga, Cold Lake and a herd on the east side of the Athabasca River. Considering that Section 11 of the Species at Risk Act gives relevant ministers the authority to enter into conservation agreements with any other government in Canada, organization or other person to use an endangered species or improve its survival in the wild, these agreements must provide for conservation measures and all other measures in accordance with the Species Conservation Act; This agreement brings almost nothing new in terms of substantial gains for the restoration and protection of forest caribou in Alberta. Canada and Alberta do not need a Section 11 agreement to agree to cooperate, cooperate, cooperate with Aboriginal peoples and exchange information. I think the Governor of the Council got more for the protection of caribou habitats in Alberta with his PC 2020-811 board on the Nova Gas project.

And it doesn`t say much. And whereas Sections 10 and 11 of the Government Organization Act, RSA 2000, Chapter G-10, provide that Alberta can reach an intergovernmental agreement; “This agreement with the federal government is consistent with Alberta`s commitment to end decades of uncertainty about caribou recovery and land use,” said Nixon. “Our Section 11 agreement puts Alberta`s needs at the forefront, rather than having an order imposed on us under the Species at Risk Act. The Alberta government will continue to work with our many partners to develop reasonable solutions to protect caribou populations, preserve jobs and grow the local economy,” said Jason Nixon, Alberta`s Minister of Environment and Parks. 3.1.4 Contracting parties will continue to cooperate with the Parks Canada Agency, the Department of National Deence and other federal managers, as required, in planning and implementing conservation and development measures for cararibu forest settlements that occur in whole or in part on Alberta lands.

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