Businesses push for more First Nation input
The Globe and Mail recently featured a report published by the Canadian Council of Chief Executives in which they urge the Canadian government to partner with First Nation communities in developing natural resource projects. Executives argue that having all parties on board and working towards the same ultimate goal is good for business, and for society at large.
The report comes on the heels of the federal government’s recent changes to the environmental assessment process and the Fisheries Act in an attempt to quicken the approval of natural resource development projects. Many aboriginal communities and organizations in Canada however see these changes as detrimental to the environmental assessment process. The report indicates a shift by Canadian chief executives who are attempting to transform development projects into “transformative investment”, which balance the needs and goals of all parties involved.
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