Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Paul Cassidy

McCarthy Tétrault LLP


Greg Quandt

Hemmera Envirochem Inc.



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



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


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



Questions and Discussion


Networking Lunch


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



Questions and Discussion


Refreshment Adjournment


Professional Judgement: CSAP and MOE's Expectations


Duncan Macdonald

PGL Environment Consultants


Peter Reid

Hemmera Envirochem Inc.


Tara Siemens Kennedy



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



Questions and Discussion


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