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Organizational maladies and bureaucratic prescriptions: The federal Cabinet Directive on Modern Treaty Implementation

Jessica Orkin and Cassandra Porter

November 24, 2015

Organizational maladies and bureaucratic prescriptions: The federal Cabinet Directive on Modern Treaty ImplementationPaper presented to the Pacific Business & Law Institute’s Canadian Aboriginal Law conference, November 24, 2015.

In this paper, Jessica Orkin and Cassandra Porter highlight how the federal government’s new Cabinet Directive on Modern Treaty Implementation risks prioritizing a machinery-of-government-based understanding of the causes of modern treaty non-implementation, while neglecting the more foundational political problems of a failure to fully recognize the nation-to-nation and government-to-government relationships behind every treaty, or interpret modern treaties in accordance with their full spirit and intent.

Lawyers

Jessica Orkin, Cassandra Porter

Practice Areas

Aboriginal Law