CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

CBC Sudbury Interview – First Nations power growing in natural resource development

Ontario First Nations are demanding to be heard when it comes to natural resource developments. Listen to my recent interview with CBC Sudbury and how Solid Gold’s approach is an example of how not to talk to Natives! Source – CBC...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: November 2012 Mid Report

Mid November 2012, reviewed from the perspective of my book – Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources – so that Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA) conference attendees can be right up to date.   Nov 01: The Alberta Government introduced Bill 2 – the “Responsible Energy Development Act” – in the Legislative Assembly.  It...

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Resource Rulers – CBC Interview, Superior Morning

As context for the following CBC interview, it’s important to note that natives have amassed an unprecedented legal winning streak throughout the past decade – currently ringing in at 167 wins almost in a row – right across the Canadian resources sector.  That number of winning rulings makes them rulers “Resource Rulers” in my books because that’s essentially...

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CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – Could Ontario follow Quebec’s lead on First Nations relations?

CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – Could Ontario follow Quebec’s lead on First Nations relations?

Canadians saw the realpolitiks behind a hoped for National Energy Strategy play out in full view at the premiers council meeting during the week of July 23, in Halifax. The premiers of Alberta and British Columbia dueled over the Northern Gateway Pipeline, while Quebec’s premier was cast in the role of statesman. One of the reasons Quebec could assume this role was its recent success with...

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CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

CBC News Interview with Bill Gallagher – The Ring of Fire

I was contacted by CBC News to comment on the deteriorating situation in the Ring of Fire – Matawa / Ontario / Cliffs – the parallels to Voisey’s Bay are clear for all to see. Here’s the news article and the audio interview (10 minutes long).  Events in Ontario are unfolding primarily as a result of the native legal winning streak in other parts of the country and the...

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