Media Advisory - Canada's North - What's the Plan?

WHITEHORSE, May 10 /CNW Telbec/ - Three different perspectives on the effectiveness of land-use planning in Canada's North will discussed at the 2010 Scholar-in-Residence Lecture Canada's North - What's the Plan?, hosted by The Conference Board of Canada.

    When:  Wednesday, May 12, 2010, 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

    Who:   AFN Yukon Regional Chief Eric Morris will moderate the discussion.

           Thomas Berger, Partner, Berger & Company Law Office, argues that
           land-use planning in Canada's North is crucial to sustainable
           economic development and to the self-determination of Canada's
           Northern Aboriginal Peoples, as a central element of modern land

           Steven Kennett, Independent Consultant, contends that Northern
           land-use planning needs substantial fixing in order to overcome
           regulatory, institutional, and legal complexities, but that the
           process will be valuable and workable once changes are made.

           Hayden King, Professor, McMaster University, maintains that land-
           use planning in Northern regions is a flawed and inappropriate
           concept that has failed Northerners in practice, even as it has
           been increasingly implemented over the past decade

    Where: Beringia Interpretive Center, Mile 914 The Alaska Highway,

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The lecture is sponsored by CIBC. The 10-year CIBC Scholar-in-Residence Program brings renowned scholars to the Conference Board of Canada to examine issues of national importance related to improving Canada's economic and social prosperity.

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

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