On September 19, 1996, Premier Clark and the First Nations Summit Task Group signed an agreement to extend the Government to Government Protocol on interim measures between the Government of British Columbia and the First Nations Summit until August 1999. At that time, the Premier renewed his government’s commitment to the treaty process and to interim measures in particular.
The First Nations Summit welcomes Premier Clark’s renewed commitment to interim measures and his commitment to review the British Columbia government’s policy on interim measures policy in order to better balance the needs of First Nations with those of other British Columbians.
The purpose of this paper is to provide the Summit’s perspective on why meaningful interim measures are essential to getting the treaty process back on track and keeping it there. It is also intended to provide the provincial government with practical recommendations on how to improve the interim measures process.