Northern British Columbia has always played an important role in Canada’s economy, but for many Canadians it has existed as an almost forgotten place: a vast territory where only a few roads and a ferry system connected small cities, towns, and villages to the outside world. Now as the appetite for natural resources intensifies, this resource-rich and geographically important region is being pulled onto national and global economic stages. This timely volume examines the connections between local development and global forces, and how governments, Aboriginal peoples, organized labour, NGOs, and the private sector are adapting to, resisting, and embracing change.
About the authors
Gary N. Wilson is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Northern British Columbia. His research and teaching interests include comparative federalism, northern studies, and local government and politics.
Resource Communities in a Globalizing Region provides an important framework for approaching the closely interconnected contemporary and historical problems associated with primary resource extraction in hinterland regions … Resource Communities should be required reading for policy-makers, businesspeople, and academics involved in or studying the diversity of issues associatedd with industrial development in northern British Columbia.