Technical Support and Independent Professional Advice

Part VI - Article 34 - Section 34.08 - Subsections (1) (2) (3) of the 1997 Manitoba Framework Agreement (MFA) :

34.08 Technical Support and Independent Professional Advice

(1) The Chairperson may, where the members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee agree, retain technical support and independent professional advisors, including legal counsel, as necessary from time to time to assist in the proper discharge of the responsibilities of the Implementation Monitoring Committee, including the responsibilities of the Chairperson.

(2) Technical support and independent professional advisors retained by the Chairperson on behalf of the Implementation Monitoring Committee will provide advice, guidance and opinions to the Implementation Monitoring Committee and the Chairperson as required to assist in the interpretation of this Agreement or any Treaty Entitlement Agreement or to assist in the resolution of any issue or matter in dispute.

(3) Where the members of the Implementation Monitoring Committee do not agree to retain technical support and independent professional advisors in accordance with (1), the Chairperson may, within the established budget of the Implementation Monitoring Committee unless the parties agree otherwise, on behalf of himself or herself, retain technical support and independent professional advisors, including legal counsel, as required to assist the Chairperson in the proper discharge of his or her responsibilities, and (2) applies with necessary modifications