What is a framework agreement?

A framework agreement is a foundational agreement that outlines the basic principles, terms, and scope for a future contract between the Mi’gmaq, Quebec, and Canada. It serves as a roadmap for negotiations and the development of a more detailed and comprehensive agreement. The framework agreement is among the six specific steps proposed in the federal comprehensive land claim policy between the acceptation of the claim by Canada and the negotiation of an agreement of principle. The framework agreement does not create legal obligation to the signing parties (non biding).