Agenda - October 18th, 2018

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Paul Cassidy

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 

Greg Quandt

Hemmera Envirochem Inc.

 

9:10

2018 Case Law Update

 

Paul Cassidy

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 

  • A review of recent decisions of the BC Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, as well as relevant tribunal decisions

 

9:50

Questions and Discussion

10:00

Refreshment Adjournment

10:15

Anatomy of a Contaminated Sites Dispute

 

Angela Juba

McCarthy Tétrault LLP

 

Eva Gerencher Cindy Ott

SLR Consulting (Canada) Ltd.

 

Jana McLean

BR Law

 

Janice Walton

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP

 

  • A unique look at contaminated sites litigation through a demonstration cross-examination of expert witnesses

 

  11:45

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Networking Lunch

   1:00

Buying or Selling Contaminated Lands: Mitigation and Avoidance of Unintended Liabilities

 

Kinji Bourchier

Lawson Lundell LLP

 

Owen James

McEwan Partners

 

  • Strategies and approaches to avoiding legal challenge on contaminated sites acquisition or divestment
  • The importance of language in PSAs: Real world experience

 

   1:45

Questions and Discussion

   1:55

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:10

Professional Judgement: CSAP and MOE's Expectations

 

Duncan Macdonald

PGL Environment Consultants

 

Peter Reid

Hemmera Envirochem Inc.

 

Tara Siemens Kennedy

SNC-Lavalin

 

  • Issues surrounding the concept of "Professional Judgement"
  • How can CSAPs be better enabled to apply professional judgement?

 

   2:55

Questions and Discussion

   3:05

Ministry of Environment Update
 

Alan McCammon

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

 

3:45 Questions and Discussion
3:55 Chairs' Closing Remarks
4:00 Program Concludes