The parties agree that Hydro's Registered Trapline Program ("the Trapline Program") dated November 7th, 1975 attached hereto as Schedule "D" is an interim program to provide income assistance and support payments and other benefits to trappers whose trapping activities have been, or will be affected, directly or indirectly, by the Project. The program was implemented on the clear understanding and condition that all trappers receive benefits under the program on a "without prejudice" basis. That is, participation in the program did not and does not limit, in any way whatsoever, any rights a trapper has or may have as a result of any adverse effects on trapping activities arising from the Project. It was further agreed that any payments or benefits received by a trapper under the Trapline Program would be taken into account in determining additional payments or benefits if any to be provided to any trapper pursuant to this Agreement.
The Trapline Program shall be reviewed and if necessary amended to provide for equitable compensation in respect of all adverse effects on trapping activities within the Resource Areas, arising directly or indirectly from the Project and to encourage the trappers in each community to continue to trap, by appropriate means including income assistance and support payments and trapline rehabilitation and improvement.
The parties agree that the Trapline Program and any amendments thereto shall provide for retroactive compensation to be paid in respect of any claim, compensated under the Trapline Program before amendment, where the application of the amended program would have provided for greater compensation.
The parties agree to negotiate, and Manitoba and/or Hydro agree to fund and implement, a program to provide for equitable compensation of all adverse effects on fishing activities within the Resource Areas, arising directly or indirectly from the Project, and to encourage the fishermen in each community to continue to fish, by appropriate means including income assistance and support payments and fishing rehabilitation and improvement and to provide for retroactive payment for adverse effects of the Project prior to the date of this Agreement.
Northern Flood Agreement
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