Hydro One Network Inc. Toronto, Ontario
Lyle undertook the strategic planning to assess the structures and approaches used by Hydro One to conduct consultation and develop negotiation mandate needs for major transmission projects. He developed the business case setting out the rationale for a mandate governance structure and provided a framework for developing and approving negotiation mandates. Lyle provided specific recommendations to implement the strategic plan and negotiation/mandate process within Hydro One, as well as identifying gaps and opportunities for the integration of this process into the engagement, consultation and reconciliation undertaken by Hydro One.
This plan provided the framework for Hydro One senior executives and the Board of Directors to make decisions on how to build relationships with aboriginal communities and to successfully reach agreements on major projects.
Often you must address what happened in the past before you can build a relationship with First Nations and indigenous communities. Lyle has lead three major historic grievance negotiations and two settlements with First Nation and Metis communities. Historic grievance agreements were reached with the St’at’imc, the Tsay Keh Dene and Kwadacha Nation. Very extensive negotiations took place with the Mikisew Cree and Fort Chipewyan Metis regarding the Peace Athabasca Delta.
Major Resource Projects
Lyle has lead and completed over 80 Impact Benefit Agreements with First Nations across BC on both hydro facilities and transmission projects. First Nations include the Tahltan, Tsimshian, Secwepemc, Sekw'el'was, Gitanyow, Nisga’a, Ktunaxa, and Snuneymuxw.