Agenda - November 26th, 2013

  9:00

Chairs’ Opening Remarks for Day One

 

Jim Aldridge, Q.C., Aldridge + Rosling
Brian McLaughlin, Department of Justice

  9:10

Case Law Update: New Developments in Consultation and Accommodation Law

 

Nancy A. Morgan, Morgan & Associates

 
  • Brief overview of the legal foundation for consultation and accommodation law
  • Review of consultation and accommodation case law from the last 12 months
  • Upcoming consultation and accommodation rulings

9:55

Questions and Discussion

10:05

Human Rights Complaints

 

David Schulze, Dionne Schulze Attorneys

 
  • Developments and trends at Human Rights tribunals
    - Analysis of the First Nations Caring Society litigation so far
  • Do Canadian human rights codes advance Aboriginal collective interests?
  • International human rights instruments
    - What are the possibilities for Indigenous peoples?
    - What are the remedies?

10:50

Questions and Discussion

11:00

Refreshment Adjournment

11:15

Treaty Implementation: Is there a Duty to Implement in Good Faith?

 

Jim Aldridge, Q.C., Aldridge + Rosling

 
  • Review of recent court decisions
  • Extension of the doctrine of the “honour of the crown”?

12:15

Questions and Discussion

12:25

Luncheon Adjournment

  1:45

Aboriginal Rights & Title: The Roger William Case

 

Brian Crane, Q.C., Gowlings LLP

 
  • Analysis of the background and development of the case
  • The fallout: How will the case affect Aboriginal rights and title?

  2:35

Questions and Discussion

  2:45

Refreshment Adjournment

  3:00

Recent Decisions of the Specific Claims Tribunal

 

The Honourable Harry A. Slade, Specific Claims Tribunal

 
  • Fiduciary duties of Reserve Creation systems

  3:50

Questions and Discussion

  4:00

Chairs’ Closing Remarks

  4:10

Day One Concludes

Agenda - November 27th, 2013

  9:00

Chairs’ Welcome to Day Two

 

Jim Aldridge, Q.C., Aldridge + Rosling
Brian McLaughlin, Department of Justice

  9:10

Who is an “Indian”?: Personal Identities, Legal Distinctions & Citizenship

 

Jason Madden, Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 
  • The Evolution of “Indians” – The Indian Act, Bill C-31, McIvor, Daniels, Citizenship Codes and Modern Day Treaties
  • Métis as “Indians” – Understanding Powley, Cunningham, MMF and Daniels
  • The Way Ahead – Where is the case law going, what are the practical difficulties and realities in identification, what does it all mean?

10:00

Questions and Discussion

10:10

New Legislation, Including The New Ontario Mining Act

 

Sandra A. Gogal, Miller Thompson LLP

 
  • Highlights of the amendments to the Mining Act (Ontario) and regulations
    - How to obtain exploration permits
    - Duty to consult during exploration permit applications
  • How are reserve lands treated?

10:55

Questions and Discussion

11:05

Refreshment Adjournment

11:20

Limitations of Actions in Aboriginal Cases

 

Brian McLaughlin, Department of Justice

 
  • Review of the jurisprudence up to the MMF decision
  • Laches

12:05

Questions and Discussion

12:15

Luncheon Adjournment

  1:45

Remedies & Self-Help

 

Karey Brooks, Janes Freedman Kyle Law Corporation

 
  • Analysis of Behn v. Moulton Contracting Ltd.
    - Who has standing to an alleged breach of the duty to consult?
    - Are Aboriginal/treaty rights collective rights?
    - Abuse of process examined
  • Injunctions:
    - Analysis of the Wahgoshig First Nation and Halalt First Nation decisions
  • When, if ever, is “Self-Help” available?
  • Class actions
  • Declarations

  2:45

Questions and Discussion

  2:55

Refreshment Adjournment

  3:10

Towards Reconciliation: A Faculty Roundtable

  3:50

Chairs’ Closing Comments

  4:00

Forum Concludes