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British Columbia’s economic future hinges on the appropriate and well managed development of the province’s abundant natural resource potential. Over the past thirty years, First Nations in the province have led Canada — and the world — in defining the extent and nature of Aboriginal land and resource rights. Ensuring appropriate Aboriginal participation in the resource sector is urgently required if the province hopes to retain its vibrant and expanding economic base.
The Macdonald-Laurier Institute invites you to get involved in an informative and engaging evening spent addressing the most vital issues affecting Canadian policy today. The MLI Dinner Series will bring together prominent leaders from the Aboriginal business community, industry, government and First Nations for networking and a reasoned but lively discussion exploring common interests in developing Canada’s vast natural resource potential. The Vancouver dinner is the first in a series of events taking place in 2015.
This event will feature a three-course dinner, followed by a panel discussion with:
Ovide Mercredi, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Brian Lee Crowley, Managing Director of the Macdonald-Laurier Institute
Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair, University of Saskatchewan, and MLI Senior Fellow
Anne Giardini, Chancellor of Simon Fraser University and previous president of Weyerhaeuser Company Ltd.
Dan George, President and CEO, Four Directions Management Services Ltd.
Doug Eyford, Barrister and Solicitor, Eyford Macaulay Shaw & Padmanabhan LLP
To purchase tickets for this dinner event, click here.