Fraser Institute

Fraser Institute: news release; energy development projects present potential for First Nations prosperity

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(Marketwired – Nov. 28, 2013) – Oil and gas development can help lower the unemployment rate among First Nations, bring prosperity to remote communities, and benefit all Canadians, says a new study published today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank. The study, Opportunities for First Nation prosperity through oil and gas development, notes that over the next decade, an estimated 600 major resource projects worth approximately $650 billion are planned for Canada. And every proposed oil and gas project affects at least one First Nations community.

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