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December 1, 2015

With the new federal government committed to reviewing the approval process for major resource projects, a key focus should be on encouraging stronger social partnerships between stakeholders, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “From ‘Social Licence’ to ‘Social Partnership’: Promoting Shared Interests for Resource and Infrastructure Development,” authors Geoffrey Hale and Yale Belanger identify best practices for successful community engagement by companies, industries and governments that have a proven track record of success.