Agenda - October 9th, 2019

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Andrea Akelaitis

Letcher Akelaitiss LLP

 

Peter Reid

Hemmera Envirochem Inc.

 

   9:10

2019 Case Law Update

 

Andrea Akelaitis

Letcher Akellaitis LLP

 

  • A review of recent decisions from the BC Supreme Court, BC Court of Appeal, and tribunals

 

  10:00

Questions and Discussion

  10:10

Refreshment Adjournment

  10:25

Expert Evidence in Contaminated Sites

 

Kinji Bourchier

Lawson Lundell LLP

 

  • Use of experts and expert reports in contaminated sites disputes
  • Cross-examination tips and tricks

 

  11:15

Questions and Discussion

  11:25

Soil Relocation

 

Peter Reid 

Hemmera Environment Inc.

 

  • Soil relocation regulations: What happens now that there are no soil relocation standards?
  • What to know, who to notify to relocated soil
  • Contaminated soil relocation agreements (CSRA) don't exist anymore - what replaces them?

 

  12:15

Questions and Discussion

  12:25

Networking Lunch

   1:25

Buying and Selling Contaminated Lands

 

Max Collett

Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

 

  • Solicitor strategies and approaches to avoiding legal challenges on contaminated sites acquisition or divestment
  • Environmental due diligence
  • Mitigating risk to the purchaser and vendor
  • Allocation of responsibility for known and unknown environmental problems
  • Releases and indemnities

 

   2:15

Questions and Discussion

   2:25

Refreshment Adjournment

   2:40

CSAP Society Perspectives
 

Tony Gillett

SNC-Lavalin Inc.

 

  • Updates to the Professional Governance Act, new protocols and guidance
  • How is the process working from CSAP's perspective?
  • Other CSAP developments

 

   3:30

Questions and Discussion

   3:40 Ministry Update
 

Peggy Evans

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy

 

  • Regulatory and legislative amendments recently introduced and under review
  • Policy developments and directions
  • Ministry priorities in 2019/2020

 

   4:30 Questions and Discussion
   4:40 Chairs' Closing Remarks 
   4:45 Program Concludes