Royal Proclamation of 1763: a Resource Rulers perspective

October 07 2013 marks the 250th anniversary of the Royal Proclamation.   When it was decreed in 1763: a) England had conquered France in the Seven Years War; b) the Treaty of Paris had just concluded ceding Quebec to the victors; c) and a British military governor was already ensconced in Quebec with an occupying army. The trouble was that the French population of New France outstripped the...

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Recent Media References and Commentary 2013

Resource Rulers continues to garner media commentary right across the country. It’s been available on Amazon since January 2013 when its arrival coincided with: a) the breakdown in dialogue between the AFN and the PMO, b) Chief Spence’s ‘hunger strike’ and resulting media frenzy, c) and the surprising rise of the grassroots ‘Idle No More’ protest movement. In fact, the combination of...

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Indian Summer: Cross Country Checkup

Here’s the corporate / native scorecard as the dog days of summer wind down. It’s not just rust that never sleeps; native strategists have never been busier: Labrador Two native lawsuits recently launched challenging Nalcor’s Muskrat Falls hydropower project. Of special interest is Nunatsiavut’s assertion of the (less litigated) duty to accommodate. The other suit is NunatuKavut...

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Beaver Lake Cree Nation’s Remarkable Legal Win #180

Analysis with Bill Gallagher, Lawyer / Strategist Author of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources After 5 years of legal sparring during which the oil patch used every option available to prevent this oil sands ‘cumulative impacts’ case from advancing to trial, that’s now going to happen, and it’s interesting to note the tone of the highest court in the...

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Resource Rulers – Required Reading for Mining Execs

Resource World Magazine Editor, Ellsworth Dickson recently reviewed Resource Rulers. The verdict? Ellsworth calls it “required reading for mining execs.” The full editorial is available below and copies of the book can be purchased here. Buy Now Read the...

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Manitoba Métis – Legal win #177

For the second time in a week, Louis Riel and the Manitoba Métis made the national news – both times written up by Supreme Court judges. Retired Justice Iacobucci’s report on jury representation had this to say: The Métis leader, Louis Riel, was charged with high treason and convicted by a jury of six English and Scottish Protestants after only 30 minutes of deliberations. Riel was...

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