The following article was published by TopMBA.com on February 27, 2014, and features comment from Ulrike Radermacher, Associate Director of the Executive MBA in Aboriginal Business and Leadership at the Beedie School of Business.
The welfare and rights of the indigenous people of Canada – or First Nations, as they are collectively referred to – are of pressing concern at a time when many companies wish to develop Canada’s wealth of natural resources.
Recent oil pipeline and liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant proposals come with the intention of boosting business in Canada. But, in reality, they have only added to anxiety about the adverse effects this form of development might have on First Nations communities residing in remote parts of the country. A recent addition to a host of headline-makers is a 4,400 kilometer-long project proposed by TransCanada known as Energy East, which would transport crude oil all the way from central Alberta to New Brunswick.
The charity for the promotion of indigenous rights around the world, Survival International, recently reported protests against a proposed pipeline in British Columbia as part of the ‘Idle No More’ movement, formed in reaction to recent government legislation deemed to threaten existing environmental regulations. Keep reading…
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