Representative Engagements

Economics - Impact Assessment

  • Energy (Crown Corporation) – Indigenous Peoples' Loss

    A sensitive economic and social economic analysis of large scale flooding in 20 northern Manitoba communities wherein a degree of compensation for some, but not all, had been approved by provincial and federal authorities.

    Respecting the historical nature of severe dislocation over decades, data were gathered from collective and consultative meetings with Elders, and from extensive review of historical community, political, and business records.

    Recommended mitigation measures were presented to the responsible governmental authorities.

  • Energy (Private Company) – Indigenous Peoples' Loss

    Assessment and measurement of the financial, social, economic and industrial impact and losses, on two First Nations arising from severely changed lake and river water levels over a period of about 60 years, all losses being expressed in financial terms.

    The pre-1926 economy was reconstructed using historical archival data from the churches, the Hudson Bay Company, banks, the narratives of Elders and many other public records still available. The contemporary economy was defined in similar terms for comparison and analytical purposes.

    Four methodologies were developed to assess annual and cumulative losses. These included a 'business interruption case', the capital cost to bring economies to a contemporary level, actual financial losses as a consequence of decreased production over the time period, and design and costing of financial, social, economic, and governmental institutions reflecting the will of the affected tribal members.

  • Hockey - Canadian NHL Team

    An assessment of the economic impact of an NHL team on the city and provincial economy, in terms of revenues to Federal, Provincial, and Municipal Treasuries, as well as in terms of employment and imputed investment.

  • Mining (Uranium) – Provincial Board of Inquiry

    Development of the 'Attenuation Concept', as applied to a remote region.

    The objective was to ascertain how long-term economic benefits, arising from mine capital and operating expenditures, could be retained for the benefit of the regional economy.

  • Trade – Canada Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade

    An assessment of the costs and benefits of the Program for Export Market Development (PEMD) respecting Federal Government contributions to Canadian Industry Trade Associations, and selected private companies.

    Direct, indirect and imputed job creation, cost per job created, and actual number of jobs thus created, were delineated. The methodology entailed the administration of highly structured interview protocols, undertaken informally, on a face-to-face basis with 20 industry trade associations and 32 private companies, and in excess of 300 telephone interviews.