Jumbo Glacier Resort ruling a ray of sunshine amid B.C.’s regulatory snowstorm

By Mike Milke
The Globe and Mail
November 21, 2017
Category: Forestry
Region: Canada, Canada West

The recent decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to deny a British Columbia First Nation de facto religious veto power over a ski-resort proposal… was positive insofar as the court finally circumscribed the heretofore ill-defined and thus endless duty to consult First Nations. However, the decision is but one bit of common-sense blue sky in an otherwise fog-bound anti-development environment in British Columbia. …It is now 27 years after a group of investors first went down this ski-development road. The Supreme Court of Canada decision is sensible and welcome. It might not be enough to remove the justifiable perception that special interests, the province’s Environment Ministry and some First Nations, activists and politicians in British Columbia are reflexively anti-investment.

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