Agenda - June 7th, 2016

  9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

  9:05

Chairs' Welcome

 

Karey Brooks & Jeff Langlois

JFK Law

 

  9:15

Cumulative Effects: An Intruduction

 

Martin Olszynski

University of Calgary, Faculty of Law

 

  • What are cumulative effects?
  • Cumulative effects and resource development
  • The impact on Aboriginal and treaty rights

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

First Nations Experience of Cumulative Effects

 

Caleb Behn
Fort Nelson First Nation

 

Crystal Lameman
Beaver Lake

 

  • Cumulative effects in First Nations communities

  11:00

Questions and Discussion

  11:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:25

Addressing Cumulative Effects Through Consultation

 

Bruce McIvor

First Peoples' Law

                       

  • What are the legal obligations regarding cumulative effects and consultation?
  • Cumulative effects monitoring initiatives, land use planning, and regional planning

 12:20

Questions and Discussion

 12:30

Networking Lunch

   1:30

First Nations and Resource Management

 

Robert Freedman

JFK Law

Melody Lepine
Mikisew Cree Nation


  • Tools and strategies for First Nation resource development
  • Strategic engagement agreements
  • Traditional resource management plans
  • Setting thresholds for the exercise of rights

  2:20

Questions and Discussion

  2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

  2:45

Cumulative Effects and Regulatory Processes

 

Ross Neil - Invited
Major Projects Office, Government of Canada

  • National Energy Board and Environmental Assessment Panels
  • Cumulative effects and statutory duties
  • Case Study: the Site C Dam

  3:40

Questions and Discussion

  3:50

Litigating Cumulative Effects

 

Karey Brooks & Jeff Langlois
JFK Law

James Tate & Maegen Giltrow
Ratcliff & Company
 

  • Recent cases
  • Effective strategies for bringing claims
  • Case Study: Beaver Lake
  • Case Study: Blueberry River

  4:40

Questions and Discussion

  4:50

Chairs' Closing Remarks

  5:00 Program Concludes