18. (16) Except as otherwise provided by this Agreement, Canada, the Inuvialuit or Industry may initiate arbitration by giving notice to the other party to the dispute and a copy to the Chairman of the Arbitration Board for circulation to all members of the Board.  Where a matter for arbitration is within the jurisdiction of the Government of the Northwest Territories or Yukon Territory, Canada agrees to initiate arbitration on request by the Territorial Government.

18. (17) Any party may intervene to participate in an arbitration after giving written notice to the Chairman, if it satisfies the Chairman that its interests are affected. Where the Government of the Yukon Territory or the Government of the Northwest Territories satisfies the Chairman that its interests are affected, it may participate in the arbitration as a party.

18. (18) Within fifteen (15) days after receipt by the Chairman of a copy of the notice referred to in subsection (16), the Chairman shall:

(a) name the interested parties to the dispute and by written notice require each of them to designate panel members; and

(b) name any other participants in the arbitration process and define their status.

As amended by P.C. 1987-26, January 15, 1987

18. (19) Where any interested parry fails to nominate its members within fifteen (15) days after receipt of the notice of the Chairman referred to in subsection (18), the arbitration may commence and proceed without those members and the panel has the like power to act and to make an award as if it were fully constituted.

18. (20) The hearing of the Arbitration Board shall commence within thirty (30) days after receipt by the Chairman of the notice referred to in subsection (16).

18. (21) For the purposes of subsections (13) to (20), "Industry" means the particular firm or entity involved in the issue under arbitration.