The following must be included among these principles:
(1) “Respect for the specificities of aboriginal nations and their contribution to the Québec culture” : aboriginal nations constitute distinct nations, having their own specific cultures, languages, customs and traditions, as well as recognized or claimed rights. Because of its inclusive nature, the occupancy and vitality of territories also concerns aboriginal peoples;
(2) “Commitment of elected officers” : the occupancy and vitality of territories is to be supported by elected members of the National Assembly, the council of a municipality, a band council, the council of a northern village, the Cree Regional Authority or the council of a school board;
(3) “Concerted approach” : a concerted approach by the elected officers and socio-economic actors of a community, supported by the aspirations and mobilization of citizens, constitutes an important contribution to the occupancy and vitality of territories;
(4) “Territorial complementarity” : the elected officers and socio-economic actors of neighbouring communities or communities sharing common interests are invited to form associations and join forces to collaborate, plan and act in a manner that is complementary and beneficial to those communities;
(5) “Adaptable government action” : government action is to be adapted to take into account the diversity and specificity of different territories, and to strive for equity between territories and communities; and
(6) “Coherence and efficiency of planning and interventions in the territories” : the best possible coherence is to be sought in the planning required of the municipalities, the regional conferences of elected officers and the metropolitan communities to ensure the optimal efficiency of decisions and interventions.