Agenda - November 22nd, 2017 (Day 1)

9:00

Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day One

 

Brian A. Crane, Q.C.

Gowling WLG

9:10

Keynote: Lessons from INAC's Exploratory Tables on Self-Government

 

Joe Wild

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

 

  • Working towards a national policy on self-government
  • Lessons learned so far and what comes next

 

10:00

Questions and Discussion

10:10

Specific Claims: Calculating Equitable Compensation for Fiduciary Breaches

 

Steve Carey

Maurice Law

 

Ron S. Maurice

Maurice Law

 

  • Consumption/savings ratio models and the Beardy's decision

 

11:00

Questions and Discussion

11:10

Refreshment Adjournment

11:25

Specific Claims: New Developments and Current Issues

 

Robert Winogron

Gowling WLG

 

  • A look at important issues arising out of specific claims by Indigenous persons in Canada

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Lunch Adjournment

   1:25

What Does Reconciliation Look Like in Canada Today?

 

Chief Franklin 'Shining Turtle' Paibomsai

Whitefish River First Nation

 

  • Where are we with nation to nation reconciliation? Where do we need to be, and how can the legal system be used to get there?

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

The Duty to Consult: The Role of Regulatory Bodies

 

Nuri Frame

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  • A discussion of the implications of the recent SCC decisions Chippewas of the Thames First Nation v. Enbridge Pipelines Inc. and Hamlet of Clyde River v. Petroleum Geoservices Inc.

 

   3:05

Questions and Discussion

   3:15

Refreshment Adjournment

   3:30 The Duty to Consult: Pre-Legislative Consultation
  Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

  • A review of Canada (Governor General in Council) v. Courtoreille and what it means for the duty to consult moving forward

 

   4:10 Questions and Discussion
   4:20

Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes for Day One

Agenda - November 23rd, 2017 (Day 2)

9:00

Chair's Welcome and Introduction to Day Two

 

Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

9:10

Panel: Modern Treaties: The Algonquin Agreement in Principle

 

Robert Potts

Blaney McMurtry LLP

 

Alan Pratt

Alan Pratt Law Firm

 

Brian A. Crane, Q.C.

Gowling WLG

 

  • the history and implications of the recent Algonquin Agreement in Principle

 

10:10

Questions and Discussion

10:20

Post-Omnibus Federal Review: Fisheries Act & Navigation Protection Act

 

Daniel Veilleux

Westaway Law Group

 

  • An overview of the legislative review process and what we can expect in the future

 

  11:10

Questions and Discussion

  11:20

Refreshment Adjournment

  11:35

Post-Omnibus Federal Review: The CEAA and NEB Review Process

 

Charles Birchall

Willms & Shier

 

Tonio Sadik

Assembly of First Nations

 

Daniel Veilleux

Westaway Law Group

 

  • A summary of the recent review process and the various perspectives involved

 

  12:25

Questions and Discussion

  12:35

Lunch Adjournment

   1:35

Historical Claims: The Implications of Canada v. Williams Lake Indian Band

 

Cynthia Westaway

Westaway Law Group

 

  • What is the position of the courts on remedies by the Federal Government for historical pre-emption by settlers?

 

   2:25

Questions and Discussion

   2:35

Métis Rights Post-Daniels: Recent Judicial Decisions

 

Darryl Korell

Westaway Law Group

 

  • A review of recent important cases involving Métis rights

   3:25 Questions and Discussion 
   3:35 Refreshment Adjournment 
   3:50 Northern Indigenous Communities and Rights to Language and Culture
 

Claudette Commanda

First Nation Confederacy of Cultural Education Centres

 

   4:40

Questions and Discussion

   4:50

Chair's Closing Remarks - Program Concludes for Day Two