By Mary Louise McAllister

A Stake within the Future is a complete research of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, which was once first conceived by means of the leaders within the Canadian mining undefined. The aim was once to revitalize the mining undefined, allure new funding and forge an alliance with significant stakeholders similar to executive, environmental teams, First international locations, the mining undefined, and labour. The ebook examines the political, cultural, and coverage matters concerned with constructing a brand new consenus-based method of resolving land and source use disputes with specific concentrate on a countrywide multi-stakeholder initiative within the mineral area.

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45 On the other hand, environmental groups (as well as tourism-based operators) were deeply concerned about the ecological implications of development and did not wish to see the deposit developed. Environmental groups produced their own array of concerns when examining the proposed Windy Craggy development and questioned the reliability of the company's statistics and plans for minimizing environmental damage. In addition to their reservations about serious hazards associated with acid-mine drainage, opponents to the project voiced their concerns about the earthquake safety of the tailings dams, the possible impact on the largest eagle sanctuary in the world (the Chilkat Bald Eagle Reserve), and the grizzly bear population.

Land-Use Policy and Mining: The Case in British Columbia Land-access issues, referred to in the previous section, highlight the difficulties inherent in the Canadian federal system, as governments attempt to formulate acceptable policy approaches to resource development. Although all provinces are confronted with similar issues, some of the most contentious areas lie in British Columbia. 64 billion per year solid mineral industry (excluding Assessing the Situation 33 petroleum and natural gas) produces commodities that constitute over one-fifth of British Columbia's total exports and generates considerable spin-off economic activity.

12 These 'pull' factors are clearly important and should not be underestimated. On the 'push' side, in Western liberal democracies in general, political institutions and the public 24 A Stake in the Future policy environment have been changing, creating a less hospitable environment for resource-based activities. Canada is no exception. Public Perceptions Much has been said in the popular media about the economic benefits of the so-called sunrise industries that compete for space on the electronic highway to the future.

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