Over the winter I wrote two articles on the ill-fated Ring of Fire for Wawatay. The first article had to do with matching the Cliffs project to Voisey’s Bay; and for skeptics in the mining industry who don’t believe ‘history repeats’. Read the article on Republic of Mining – Ring of Fire: Voisey’s Bay replay. Both the Voisey’s Bay and Ring of Fire projects were discovered by...Read More
Here’s a CBC interview regarding this important Ontario Court of Appeal ruling: A strategist and lawyer argues the recent court ruling against Grassy Narrows should actually be considered a victory for First Nations. On Monday, Ontario’s Court of Appeal said the provincial government has the authority to issue logging permits on Grassy Narrows traditional territory, overturning a previous...Read More
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...Read More