When Canada’s Supreme Court ruled in October that Ottawa has no duty to consult with Indigenous people when drafting new legislation, a “magnitude 9.8 reconciliation quake” struck Canada, according to the good folk at Walking Eagle News.
“You know, for First Nations people,” said an Elder as we walked the site of a proposed gold mine in northern Ontario, “the life of a mine is just a blip in time. We have always been here. And we’ll be here when that mine is long gone.” He paused...Read More
You want to make sure your environmental and socio-economic technical reviews for projects like mines, pipelines, transmission lines, oil & gas projects, and nuclear facilities, are as effective - credible, defensible, and constructive - as...Read More
Much has been written on the "B" of Impact Benefit Agreements – on the prospects of revenue sharing, training and jobs – but the "I" of IBAs, and protecting the lands and waters from those potential impacts, is often what our clients speak...Read More