LNG in BC: Advancing a Project and First Nations and Public Engagement

Principal
Central Coast Consulting
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Paul Mitchell-Banks, principal with Central Coast Consulting, will provide an overview of LNG in British Columbia, which is moving forward but at a slower and less certain pace than in the past number of years. BC is unique among the Canadian jurisdictions with respect to largely unresolved land claims, and as such, it arguably the most complex area to conduct business with First Nations – most of whom are without treaty. Mitchell-Banks will discuss how trust, honour and respect is critical to successfully working with First Nations and Aboriginal communities and share with delegates his engagement and consultation experiences.