Policy Advocacy & Research
Pic River is not only active in the implementation of renewable energy. We are also active in shaping the debates through in-house research, speaking engagements, and public commentary. Please find below samples of some of our recent work.
Pic River in the News
|February 13, 2012
||Northwest Partners Eye Power Line. Byron Leclair argues that "First Nation participation is key [in transmission development], because these types of projects must account for aboriginal land tenure."
|August 1, 2011
||ecoEnergy profile: Pic River. Pic River named an ecoEnergy success story.
|June 8, 2009
||Northern Ontario Business. Byron Leclair highlights some of the major economic developments currently underway at Pic River.
|August 1, 2008
||Ontario Energy Board. Byron Leclair appears before a panel of Ontario regulators.
|March 25-28, 2014
||Globe Conference Byron Leclair takes centre stage at the Vancouver Convention Centre to examine the "Aboriginal Advantage" in power project development.
|January 27, 2014
||International Indigenous Energy Summit Byron Leclair speaks in Vancouver, BC, on how Aboriginal people approach energy issues.
|November 28, 2013
||Building Sustainable Communities Conference. Joel Krupa speaks on the leadership demonstrated by Pic River Energy.
|October 27, 2013
||Clean Energy BC Generate 2013 Conference. Byron Leclair discusses First Nation Clean Energy Projects (Partnerships and Ownership models) in Vancouver, BC.
|October 21, 2013
||Power of Water Conference. Aboriginal Consultation and Engagement? Byron Leclair explores this complex question.
|October 3, 2013
||National Aboriginal Economic Development Corporation Meeting. Byron Leclair addresses Equity Participation in Community Scale Projects. Little Current, ON.
|September 7, 2012
||Solar Summit and Expo to showcase Pic River. Joel Krupa presented on the second version of the Ontario Feed-In Tariff.
|July 26, 2013
||Public consultation for transmission siting in Canada. Byron Leclair presents on a panel discussing collaboration and consultation with First Nations.
|May 28-29, 2012
||Western Canada Aboriginal Law Forum features Pic River. Joel Krupa presents a case study on the Pic River First Nation.
|April 23-24, 2012
||Canada Forum's "Powering up Aboriginal Energy" Conference features Pic River Energy. Joel Krupa and Byron Leclair to speak on the East-West Tie transmission project and innovative corporate structuring.
|April 4, 2012
||Ontario Feed-in Tariff Forum. Joel Krupa analyzes the optimal methods for encouraging Aboriginal participation in the Ontario feed-in tariff program.
|October 24, 2011
||2011 Ontario Waterpower Association "Power of Water" Conference. Byron LeClair argues that old Northern Ontario energy paradigms need to be abandoned.
|April 19, 2011
||When are Aboriginal Clean Energy Projects Green? Byron Leclair sits on a panel at the "Powering Up Aboriginal Energy" Conference.
|March 30-31, 2010
||Renewable Energy Finance Forum. Byron Leclair delivers a stirring keynote address.
|December 11, 2007
||Aboriginal Energy Forum. Byron Leclair speaks on developing sustainably through the Umbata project.
|September 28, 2006
||Senatorial committee on Aboriginals. Chairman comments that "after meeting people like Byron Leclair, anybody who says that there is not a lot of hope for our Aboriginal people is absolutely wrong."
|October 22, 2005
||Indigenous Bar Association. Byron Leclair leads discussion on legal implications of managing forestry resources.