Finally some important progress made in Ontario’s Ring of Fire – nice to see! Carol Mulligan was kind enough to interview me as part of a recent article in The Sudbury Star. Read The Sudbury Star articleRead More
The opening sentence of the latest legal ruling emanating from the James Bay lowlands says it all: “The north is not a quiet place”. That’s because throughout this 43-page ruling it’s the lawyers who are profiled in full court press in what is a tour de force of no-holds-barred resource sector litigating. They’re the sole reason the north is not a quiet place; because when the dust...Read More
December 2012 reviewed from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources picking up after the Canadian Aboriginal Minerals Association (CAMA Conference) in Toronto. Nov 19: NRCan Minister Joe Oliver gave the opening address at CAMA saying: “new projects represent a total investment of more than $650 billion and offer the potential for significant...Read More
The Attawapiskat (third party management) win this week in Federal Court contains the following key sentences: The Attawapiskat First Nation are in a compulsory relationship with the Crown by virtue of the constitution and legislation. This is not a consensual submission to jurisdiction.”  (officials) never looked at any other remedy other than the appointment of a Third Party Manager...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