Bill Bennett

BILL BENNETT, B.A., LL.B.

DIRECTOR

Bill has a BA. from the University of Guelph and a law degree from Queens University. His first career was as owner operator of fly in fishing and hunting lodges in Manitoba and the NWT. He graduated from law school at 42, practiced law for 8 years, and was elected for the first time in 2001. Bill is known across Canada for his knowledge of the mining industry in BC. He has significant experience with all natural resources issues and with First Nations issues. He led the BC government's efforts over many years to restore BC's competitiveness for exploration investment, including having improved the BC Ministry of Energy & Mines permitting process and helping to launch BC's First Nations mine revenue sharing program. There are few people in Canada who have such a strong combined knowledge of government processes, of the mining industry and of First Nations.

Bill was appointed to the Board of Directors of Eagle Plains on June 15, 2017.