“The relationships amongst Canada’s Aboriginal peoples and businesses, the federal, provincial, territorial, and municipal governments and non-Aboriginal peoples and businesses are longstanding and complex. All have much to gain—today and long into the future—from unleashing the full economic potential of First Nations lands and Aboriginal peoples. Canada’s businesses recognize the importance of productive partnerships with Aboriginal peoples to their—and the nation’s—success. This is not philanthropy; it is good business.
"This paper is organized as follows. Section 2 compares the process by which statutes are created (or amended) to that by which subordinate legislation is made into law. Section 3 briefly explores the role and activities of the Standing Joint Committee for the Scrutiny of Regulations. Section 4 consists of a detailed chronology of one (large) set of regulations, the Aboriginal Communal Fishing Licences Regulations (ACFLRs), focusing on their review and evaluation by the Standing Joint Committee.