Oilsands Diplomacy: January 22-24, 2014

Just one month after my presentation in Ft. McMurray at the “Energy and the Oilsands Conference” (co-sponsored by Ft. McKay First Nation and the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business) the biggest roadblock holding up the next major oilsands project was amicably resolved. That conference was a remarkable display of sophisticated First Nation empowerment that skillfully brought about a major...

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Rules for Annual General Meetings

May has ushered in another season of Annual General Meeting (AGM) playoffs: where typically the corporate-side has to follow the rule-book, thus setting up the eco-activist and native sides to do their thing.  Already the 2013 season has been particularly rough on the resources sector: no less than three corporate executives walked-the-plank this month alone in the aftermath of AGMs – oil...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: February 2013 Mid Report

Mid-February 2013 Report: Corporate – Crown – Native – Resource Issues from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources   Keystone XL, Obama, Oilsands: Resource Rulers readers have already seen how Treaty 1 strategists raced to the White House (after a legal challenge in which CAPP stated in filed documents that it was ‘adverse...

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