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The trend around the world has been for governments to get out of the business of doing business. The last twenty years has seen this trend continue and grow, from the privatization of airlines, railways and other transportation ventures, to include what have historically been considered common government services, such as the delivery of mail and other communication services.

Band councils owe fiduciary duties to their bands and to band members. These are
distinct duties and while they are generally compatible they can, in some circumstances, conflict.
Although the relationship between these duties has not received much attention from courts or
academics, it is of great practical importance for band councils. Perhaps the most critical context