Bill Gallagher
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Bill Gallagher LL.B. is an experienced strategist in the dynamic area of native, government, and corporate relations and is an authority on the rise of native empowerment in the Canadian resources sector. Having just completed his much anticipated book: Resource Rulers; Fortune and Folly on Canada’s Road to Resources wherein he analyzes how and why natives have amassed the most significant winning streak in Canadian legal history; replete with cause-and-effect linkages and lessons learned in terms of project strategies and consequences.

Having defused native logging tensions in New Brunswick’s ‘War in the Woods’; oil patch eco-terrorism in Alberta; helping guide Inco’s Voisey’s Bay impact benefits agreements to successful conclusion (the most complex resource dispute in Canada), his career as a strategist builds on previous career successes as a corporate lawyer in Calgary, an energy regulator in Ottawa and offshore petroleum boards, devolution negotiator in the Territories, and a treaty negotiator on the prairies (#s 1 to 5). He has advanced many major projects for ‘blue chip’ clients in all regions of the country from mine development, transmission lines, forest management, to integrated resource outcomes. He frequently is a conference presenter on the ‘rise of native empowerment’.

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Fracking Protests in NB: Why Resource Projects Are in Peril

(29) Comments | Posted October 18, 2013 | 1:36 PM

The road to Rexton is a coastal route connecting the War-in-the-Woods and Burnt Church trouble spots; notable for being two native protests that kick-started the rise of native empowerment nation-wide. Along this corridor natives first fought over hardwood lumber allocations and then over lobster trap quotas. Both disputes ended up...

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The Ring of Fire Is Headed for a Deep-Freeze

(5) Comments | Posted September 30, 2013 | 12:04 AM

The opening sentence of the latest legal ruling emanating from the James Bay lowlands says it all: "The north is not a quiet place." That's because throughout this 43-page ruling it's the lawyers who are profiled in full court press in what is a tour de force of no-holds-barred resource...

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