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Canada-British Columbia Agreement On Species At Risk

16.0 Data And Information Sharing

  1. The Parties agree, as appropriate and subject to any data sharing agreements and their respective legislation, to share and provide the other Party access to available data and information at no charge during the assessment, listing, recovery planning and recovery implementation activities under this Agreement.
  2. Some data and information may require confidentiality or have been obtained with an understanding of confidentiality in order to protect species at risk from exploitation or harm.  Data and information so identified by a Party to this Agreement, or a partner in programs and activities related to this Agreement, will be held confidential by the Parties to the extent allowed by their respective legislation and within their respective access to information policies, procedures, and agreements.
  3. The Parties recognize the role of the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre as the common source of data on species and species at risk in British Columbia, and agree to support this organization with data and resources in a manner consistent with agreements between federal/ provincial/ territorial governments and NatureServe Canada.

 

17.0 Dispute Resolution

  1. In the event of a dispute between the Parties arising out of this Agreement, the Parties will use the following procedure to resolve the dispute.
  2. The Coordinating Committee will be the first point of resolution for disputes arising from species at risk activities and programming contemplated in this Agreement.
  3. Disputes which cannot be resolved by the Coordinating Committee will be referred to the Steering Committee for resolution.
  4. Disputes which cannot be resolved by the Steering Committee will be referred to the Deputy Minister of Water, Land and Air Protection, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Deputy Minister of Forests, the Deputy Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, the Deputy Minister of the Environment and the Chief Executive Officer of the Parks Canada Agency for resolution.

18.0 Funding

  1. Any financial obligations of Canada related to this Agreement or its implementation are subject to the express condition that there will be an appropriation by the Parliament of Canada for the funds necessary for the fiscal year in which they are applied.
  2. Any financial obligations of British Columbia related to this Agreement or its implementation are subject to the express condition that there will be an appropriation by the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia for funds necessary for the fiscal year in which they are applied.