The Sudbury Star – Ontario ‘on roadway’ to dialogue on resource extraction

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 article

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Ring of Fire – Winter Recap

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...

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Ontario’s Mining Albatross: Ring of Fire on life-support for years to come

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...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: January 2013

January 2013 Report: Corporate – Crown – Native – Resource Issues from the perspective of Resource Rulers: Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources   Chief Theresa Spence / native legal winning streak: During her 45 day fast, natives won five high-level court rulings in BC, Yukon, Manitoba, Ottawa; they advanced to the Supreme Court of Canada on a key land title...

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Corporate & Native Resource Update: December 2012

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...

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