A self-government deal scheduled to be signed April 30 between Quebec and the Inuit has been put on ice for the moment.

Inuit negotiators have asked for a delay of two to three months in talks on a new regional assembly for Nunavik.

“What Quebec is offering is nice, but there’s nothing specific,” said Jean Dupuis, head of the Kativik Regional Government, in a Gazette story.

Quebec was hoping to sign the deal quickly and that it would be a boost for its sovereignty agenda.

“Now that the referendum is postponed, there is less pressure,” said Paul Bussieres, coordinator of the talks for Makivik.