8. What is the MNO doing to secure recognition of Métis harvesting rights in Quebec? The MNO focuses on promoting Métis harvesting rights in Ontario, as its mandate is to represent its registered citizens and the communities made up of these citizens in Ontario. To date, the MNO has not negotiated with Quebec on this issue. Under the amended agreement, Ontario is required to exchange information with the MNO on the pressure on the ornes. The MNO has agreed to make this information available to harvesters so that harvesters can make informed decisions about where or what species to hunt. This press release complies with this obligation to share information on the status of the moose population in Ontario with Denmis combine harvesters. Following the Powley decision, the MNO continued negotiations with Ontario to develop a harvesting agreement that recognizes Métis harvesting rights in the 12 MNO Harvesting Areas. Less than a year after the Supreme Court issued the Powley decision, a four-point harvesting agreement was put into effect (in the spring of 2014). The four points of the agreement are: the framework agreement also contains different processes and deadlines for cooperation and deadlines for future discussions and negotiations on the priority issues of the MNO and its harvesters, including obtaining a new map acceptable to both parties, defining the Metis harvesting areas; and managing the mobility of Métis harvesters between MNO harvesting areas. In addition, the framework agreement indicates the inclusion of a long-term and substantive agreement between the parties. No, the MNO was not involved in this case. Mr.
Tremblay followed this case independently of the MNO and received no financial assistance from the MNO. By harvesting in Quebec, Mr. Tremblay acted outside the scope of the MNO`s harvesting policy adopted by the MNO`s annual general meeting. He kept his own lawyers and experts to represent him. Each MNO branch who testified during the process chose to do so on an individual basis. You did not speak for the MNO. This exchange of information does not in any way prevent cardholders from harvesting moose on their traditional territory. The intention is to provide information to harvesters in order to make a voluntary decision to change hunting practices in the interest of conservation. The Métis Nation of Ontario was the first Métis government in the country to complete negotiations with its provincial government on the Métis harvest.
In 2004, an interim agreement was reached between the MNO and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), which recognized the MNO`s harnais card system. On April 30, 2018, the MNO and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry signed a new Metis Harvest Framework Agreement (the “framework agreement”) that advanced the recognition of Métis rights in the province.