Publisher:UBC Press, 2016Note: This book was purchased with support from the Government of Canada's Social Development Partnerships Program - Disability Component.
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.Subject(s): Natural resources | Resource-based communities | Economic development | Economic policy | Globalization | British Columbia, Northern | Social conditions | Economic historyOriginal Publisher: [S.l.], UBC PressLanguage(s): English