Dispute Resolution

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After reaching a Final Agreement, NStQ, BC and Canada will cooperate with each other to create a good working relationship, to prevent or minimize disagreements, to identify disagreements quickly and to resolve them quickly and cost-effectively, and in a non- adversarial way.

The Dispute Resolution process will only apply to certain types of disputes, including: interpretation, application and implementation, or breach of the Treaty and some other disputes directly referred to in the Treaty.

The first stage in this process will be formal negotiations, followed by mediation and then arbitration. Any agreement reached in this process will be binding only to the parties involved; however, any award issued from arbitration will be final and binding for all parties.