Agenda - April 25th, 2018 (Day One)

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Robert J.M. Janes, Q.C.

JFK Law Corporation

 

9:10

The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People

 

Kevin O' Callaghan

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Bridget Gilbride

Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

 

Dr. Gordon Christie

University of British Columbia

 

  • Background on the UN Declaration
  • The Federal Government's commitment to implementation
  • Enforcing the promises

 

10:00

Questions and Discussion

10:10

Refreshment Adjournment

10:25

Pipeline Litigation: Where Have We Been, and What's Coming Down the Pipes?

 

Jan Brongers

Department of Justice

 

Elin Sigurdson

Mandell Pinder

 

Terri-Lynn William-Davidson

White Raven Law Corporation

 

  • Update on the pipeline litigation
  • Enbridge, Kinder Morgan, Northern Gateway and Eagle Spirit

 

  11:45

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

   1:00

The Ring of Fire

 

Krista Robertson

JFK Law Corporation

 

  • Land use planning and the Far North Act
  • Implementing the Regional Framework Agreements for the Ring of Fire - Limits and Opportunities

 

   1:40

Questions and Discussion

   1:50 Refreshment Adjournment
   2:10

Site C: How to Litigate Issues around Infringement of Treaty Rights

 

John W. Gailus

DGW law Corporation

 

Rosemarie Schipizky

Department of Justice

 

  • Current challenges to the Site C dam project
  • Decisions form the FCA and SCC

 

   2:55

Questions and Discussion

   3:05

Métis Consultation

 

Jean Teillet

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  • What is happening with the Métis post-Daniels?
  • Métis in the North West Territories

 

   3:55

Questions and Discussion

   4:05 Chair's Closing Remarks for Day One
   4:10

Program Concludes for Day One

Agenda - April 26th, 2018 (Day Two)

   9:00

Welcome & Reflections on Day One

 

Robert J.M. Janes, Q.C.

JFK Law Corporation

 

   9:05

Religious Freedom and the Duty to Consult

 

Kathryn Teneese

Ktunaxa Nation Council

 

Jeffrey Huberman

Grant Huberman Barristers & Solicitors

 

  • The SCC decision in Ktunaxa Nation
  • Freedom of conscience and religion - Charter protections
  • Section 35 considerations

 

   9:55

Questions and Discussion

  10:05

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:20

The New Fiscal Framework

 

Matthew Mehaffey

Westaway Law Group

 

  • The Memorandum of Understanding
  • The Federal Government's December 2017 fiscal report

 

  11:20

Questions and Discussion

  11:30

Consultation and the Regulatory Approval Process

 

Robert J.M. Janes, Q.C.

JFK Law Corporation

 

  • The SCC decisions in Clyde River and Chippewas
  • The role of regulatory bodies in the consultation process
  • What is required to meet consultation requirements when navigating the regulatory approval process?

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25 Networking Lunch
   1:30

Treaty Obligations and Land Use Planning

 

Thomas Berger, Q.C.

Aldridge + Rosling LLP

 

  • The Peel Watershed decision at the SCC
  • The Crown's duties with respect to treaty implementation
  • Where is the right place to start over?

 

   2:30

Questions and Discussion

   2:40

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:55

Treaty 8 Boundary Dispute

 

Allison Russell

Rana Law

 

Joel Oliphant

Ministry of Attorney General (BC)

 

  • Historical background to the case/factual matrix
  • Applicable law - treaty interpretation
  • Overview of Justice Johnston's decision
  • Parties use of expert witnesses, 'common book' and e-trial

 

   3:45

Questions and Discussion

   3:55 Chair's Concluding Remarks
   4:00

Program Concludes