Programs & Services
When a proposed initiative may impact MBQ’s Aboriginal and Treaty rights rights and community members, consultation, accommodation, and informed consent are required.
Consultation is not a single event with an imposed deadline. Consultation must go beyond meeting the minimal requirements outlined in any legislation and subjective applications of the duty to consult. MBQ considers entering into consultation a process of engagement, combining information sharing and dialogue in order to build effective working relationships between MBQ, proponents, and the community.
Consultation does not end with the completion of one stage of a project, but is an ongoing process of engagement and dialogue throughout the lifespan and resulting impacts of a project.