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Address: 4th Floor, 5019 – 52nd Street, Box 2310, Yellowknife, NWT, X1A 2P7
The governments of Canada, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Yukon and the Northwest Territories signed the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement in 1997. The agreement commits the 6 governments to work closely together to inform about and advocate the maintenance of the ecological integrity of the entire Mackenzie watershed.
The purpose of the Mackenzie River Basin Board is to create a cooperative forum to inform about and advocate for the maintenance of the ecological integrity of the entire Mackenzie watershed.
The Board has a number of duties and responsibilities that are specified in the Master Agreement. The most important are:
Authority: Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Agreement, Part D, paragraph 1(a)
Period: 1997 to present
The Board consists of no more than 13 members.
The Board appoints 8 members at the pleasure of each Party as follows:
Aboriginal organizations nominate 5 members—1 each from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Yukon to be nominated and appointed as follows:
Each member including the Chair may designate an alternate. The alternate may act on behalf of the appointed member during his or her absence. The Chair will be selected from the members by the full Board membership at least every 2 years.
Appointment process: Ministerial appointment
Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join.
Term: 2 years.
Meetings: Approximately 3 times a year and as needed. Meetings are held in various jurisdictions by teleconference or in person.
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