Social License the clash of Could vs. Should – (original video)


Social license, it’s a term we frequently hear in public discussion around the regulatory approval process for large development projects such as pipelines, LNG plants and mining operations.

But, what is it? What does social license mean? And, who owns the right to grant or deny social license?

Join us as we begin our investigation into what some stakeholders call a process devoid of utility and learn why Dr. Roger Gibbins, a 30-year professor of political science at the university of Calgary and Senior Fellow at the Canada West Foundation, thinks social license shifts the debate over development into an “amorphous swamp of opinion” –only on RegWatch by

Brent Stafford – – October 12, 2015.

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