I see I haven’t posted anything new since March 7. That may be the longest gap between posts since I started blogging in April 2005.
I haven’t lost the will to blog. I’m just overwhelmed with work at the moment, and I’m too fatigued to write blog posts when I get home.
I’m in the final weeks of negotiations on a self-government agreement with a First Nation in Manitoba. That’s about as much information as I can provide, for reasons of confidentiality.
As we approach the point at which we can initial the final agreement, I’m suddenly negotiating on multiple fronts: with the First Nation (of course), with the legal-technical working group (the lawyers who evaluate the text from a legal drafting perspective), and with the Department of Finance and other government departments. This means that I’m continually revising the agreement and then presenting the revisions to the other interested parties.
Sooner or later, there’s got to be an end to this “iterative” process. It only seems endless.