I have been scanning the online world for months now trying to find a way to explain how I feel and why I support the “Idle No More” movement and finally someone elegantly wrote a wonderful fresh perspective that I want to share. Now you could be asking why I don’t write my own blog about this topic…well honestly I am so close to it that I feel it would be too biased and emotional. This article is factual and clear, it needs to be shared and I cannot relate to the author since he’s Sikh and I am not. I hope you enjoy it and I look forward to starting a dialogue in regards to this article. Thanks for reading! – Michelle
It amazes me how many people start name calling and become unprofessional when someone else of the opposite opinion states something that they do not want to hear – why? Voicing an opinion is a right and a privilege and so is the right to be heard.
I always enjoy reading articles like the one attached in this post. It tells us that industry needs to understand the “Duty to Consult”, that transparency in the discussions are paramount and that the process must be “meaningful.” All great words and it should be simple, right? HA! Continue reading →
Consultation versus Engagement – What is the difference? Is there really a difference? Now it depends to who you talk to but to keep things simple: consultation is the legal responsibility of the crown (Canadian Government) and engagement is the delegated responsibility from the crown to the industry proponent proposing a resource project on the land. If you think of these two terms in this way it keeps it quite simple.