Report of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry of Manitoba
Terms of Reference
The Aboriginal Justice
Implementation Commission is established to review the recommendations of the Report
of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry (1991) and to advise the government on the
recommended methods of implementing those recommendations for which the Province of
Manitoba is responsible and accountable. The Commission is responsible for:
- Recommending priority areas for action to be undertaken by Manitoba, agencies under
Manitoba's jurisdiction or those organizations funded by it in the short term, and
sequentially in the longer term.
- Recommending practical, cost-effective and attainable implementation and funding
strategies for the activities recommended for priority action.
- Supporting the principles set out in the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry within a justice
system that is flexible and can be administered at the local level, and which operates
under the current criminal laws of Manitoba and Canada.
- Reporting to government on the current status of implementation of the recommendations
of the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry with respect to those areas for which the Manitoba
Government is accountable and responsible.
- Communicating and consulting with Manitobans for the purpose of setting priorities and
developing implementation strategies for proposed changes to the justice system. However,
given the extensive public input during the Aboriginal Justice Inquiry, formal public
hearings are not contemplated or authorized as part of the work of this Implementation
- Providing recommendations to the Ministers on specific issues as they are finalized.
- Providing status reports and implementation recommendations to the Ministers on a
quarterly basis, with a view to finalization by March 31, 2001.
- Assessing the jurisdiction to undertake the work of the Commission having regard to the
Framework Agreement entered into between Canada and First Nations and the Reports of the
Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.