Most Powerful People

Canada’s Most Powerful Business People 2016: #39 — Calvin Helin

Secured First Nations support for pipelines

Calvin Helin, President, Eagle Spirit Energy
(University of British Columbia)

#39: Calvin Helin

President, Eagle Spirit Energy

Why he matters: Secured First Nations support for pipelines

@CalvinHelin 1,770,000 followers

In September, Calvin Helin’s Eagle Spirit Energy confirmed that it has something rival oil pipeline projects do not: consent from all the First Nations chiefs along the route of an energy corridor from Alberta to the Pacific Coast. That’s a huge step, but Helin needs to bring industry onside. Eagle Spirit hasn’t built or operated a pipeline before; it may take the final collapse of Enbridge’s Northern Gateway and Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Expansion for Helin’s company to succeed.

More of Canada’s Most Powerful Business People:

▲ #38 Michael Sabia
▼ #40 Dominic Barton