Madam Speaker, I would like to thank the hon. member for her intervention and her analysis of the treaty.
There is one thing that concerns me. This is the first modern day land agreement where self-government rights are actually contained within the land claim agreement. As a result of this, section 35, as it has been interpreted by the supreme court, means that the rights contained in the land claim agreement can never be unilaterally reclaimed in the future by the government that gave these rights.
From these rights flows the ability to create legislation. Up until this point, legislation has been the prerogative of the federal and provincial governments only.
How can the hon. member square this with the government's claim that there is no constitutional amendment through the back door when through this means the constitution will be irreversibly affected without the consent of the province, according to the amending formula?