Macdonald-Laurier Institute Managing Director Brian Lee Crowley spoke to the CBC in Vancouver this week in support of some talks on the issue of social licence.
Crowley told the program there are two kinds of social licence: that which is used to ensure broad democratic support for given natural resource projects and that which a small minority of protesters use to illegitimately oppose something.
“The first kind is perfectly acceptable, legitimate – it’s what we want”, Crowley told the program. “The second kind, in my view, is mob rule”.
To listen to the interview, click here.
Crowley was in Vancouver as part of a series of speaking engagements on the subject.
He is the author of a recently-released MLI commentary on the issue.