Agenda - September 28th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Andrea East

Pushor Mitchell LLP

 

Michael Nienhuis

Kornfeld LLP

 

   9:10

Land Regimes and Applications of Laws 

 

Michael Nienhuis

Kornfeld LLP

 

  • Land uses and types of projects
  • Free simple vs. First Nation land
  • Highlights of key aspects of different First Nations land regimes in British Columbia
  • Federal, provincial and municipal laws governing development
  • First nation laws and bylaws

 

 10:00 

Questions and Discussion

 10:10

Morning Break

 10:20

Commercial and Industrial Land Uses

 

Michael McDonald, Q.C.

Clark Wilson LLP

 

  • Commercial and industrial land uses
  • Mixed use projects

 

 11:10

Questions and Discussion

 11:20

Leasing Structure

 

Jean Yuen

Boughton Law Corporation

 

  • Direct leases v. head/sublease arrangement, why choose one over the other?
  • A financeable lease/sublease - how to make a leasehold interset attractive to lenders

    - Special considerations for lease or sublease for market housing purposes

  • Common Land Code provisions that impact on lenders' rights

 

  11:50

Questions and Discussion

  12:00

Lunch Break

   1:00

Structing the Developer

 

Andrea East

Pushor Mithcell LLP

 

Mindy Wight

MNP LLP

 

  • Structuring options available including corporations, partnerships and LLPs
  • Taxation and governance considerations

 

   2:00

Questions and Discussion

   2:10

Afternoon Break

   2:20

Expropriation on Reserve Lands

 

Clifford Smirl

Kent-Macpherson

 

  • Challenges when developing on reserve lands without DCC law/bylaw or expropriation powers
  • Perspectives of First Nations governance, CP holders, developers, and existing leaseholders

 

   3:10

Questions and Discussion

   3:20

Servicing Your Project
 

Kirk McIntosh

Urban Systems Ltd.

 

  • Infrastructure capacity
  • Staged development and cost apportionment
  • Planning for continued growth
  • Agreements and developers
  • Servicing agreements with neighbouring municipalities

 

   4:10 Questions and Discussion
   4:20 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Forum Concludes