Agenda - February 28th, 2019 (Day One)

9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

9:05

Chair's Welcome and Introduction

 

Maxime Faille

Thorsteinssons LLP

 

9:10

Recent Caselaw Developments in Consultation and Accommodation

 

F. Matthew Kirchner

Ratcliff & Company LLP

 

  • A review of recent decisions in Canadian courts

 

10:10

Questions and Discussion

10:20

Refreshment Adjournment

10:35

Tsleil-Waututh/The Trans Mountain Expansion FCA Decision

 

Paul Seaman

Gowling WLG

 

Scott A. Smith

Gowling WLG

 

  • "Meaningful consultation" re-emphasized
  • What comes next?

 

11:25

Questions and Discussion

11:35

Consultation on Legislation: The SCC decision in Mikisew Cree

 

Karey Brooks

JFK Law Corporation

 

  • What are the events that gave rise to the case?
  • What were the positions of the parties?
  • Why did the Court find no duty to consult during the law making process?
  • How did the Court split in its decision?
  • Does the honour of the Crown impose obligations during the law making process?
  • What remedies are available for a breach of the duty to consult?
  • What are the practical implications of the decision?

 

12:20

Questions and Discussion

12:30

Networking Lunch

1:30

The Role of Proponents in Consultation

 

Sandra A. Gogal

Miller Thomson LLP

 

  • Eabametoong: how proponents' statements shape consultation process
  • Taseko: the duty of fairness to proponents

 

2:20

Questions and Discussion

2:30

Refreshment Adjournment

2:45

Accommodation in Practice
 

Aaron Bruce

Ratcliff & Company LLP

 

  • Economic accommodation: payment, equity, employment, contracting
  • Beyond financial benefits: other types of accommodation

 

3:35

Questions and Discussion

3:45 Building Indigenous Capacity for Consultation
 

Raf De Guevara

Westbank First Nation

 

Erin Hanson

Tsleil-Waututh Nation

 

  • Systems and protocols for handling referrals
  • Deciding when and how to engage

 

4:35 Questions and Discussion
4:45 Chair's Closing Remarks for Day One
4:50 Forum Concludes for Day One

Agenda - March 1st, 2019 (Day Two)

9:00

Welcome & Reflections on Day One

 

Maxime Faille

Gowling WLG

 

9:10

Strategic Infringement Claims

 

Dr. Bruce McIvor

First Peoples Law

 

  • When consultation fails

 

10:10

Questions and Discussion

10:20

Refreshment Adjournment

10:35

Intra-Indigenous Issues

 

Mark Smith

BC Treaty Commission

 

Jean Teillet

Pape Salter Teillet LLP

 

  • Overlapping claims
  • Indigenous support for large-scale projects: operationalizing "free, prior and informed consent"
  • First Nations and Métis interests

 

11:25

Questions and Discussion

11:35

Consultation and the Regulatory Approval Process

 

Jennifer Griffith

Donovan & Company

 

Rosanne Kyle

Mandell Pinder LLP

 

  • The role of regulatory bodies in the consultation process
  • How the SCC decisions in Clyde River and Chippewas have been applied in the regulatory context and recent court decisions

 

12:25

Questions and Discussion

12:35

Networking Lunch

1:35

Consultation on Cumulative Effects

 

Robert J.M. Janes, Q.C.

JFK Law Corporation

 

  • Can consultation on a single project account for cumulative effects?
  • What is the test for infringement and what is its relationship to cumulative effects?
  • Clyde River and the importance of cumulative effects
  • Beaver Lake v AlbertaCarry the Kettle v SaskatchewanYahey v British Columbia and the "tipping point" of development
  • Better ways to address cumulative effects

 

2:25

Questions and Discussion

2:35

Refreshment Adjournment

2:50

Beyond Consultation: Towards Co-management
 

Maxime Faille

Gowling WLG

 

  • How proponents and Indigenous groups can move beyond consultation
  • Effective examples of co-management
  • Implementing UNDRIP and "free, prior and informed consent"

 

3:40

Questions and Discussion

3:50 Chair's Closing Remarks
3:55 Forum Concludes