Agenda - November 9th, 2021


Welcome and Introduction by PBLI


Chairs' Welcome and Introduction


Andrea Akelaitis

Letcher Akelaitis LLP


Jason Wilkins

Legacy Environmental Ltd.



2021 Case Law Update


Una Radoja

Harper Grey LLP


  • A review of recent court and tribunal decisions affecting the field of contaminated sites



Questions and Discussion


Morning Break


Cost Recovery


Tony Crossman

Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP


  • The impacts of the recent BCCA decision in Victory Motors
  • What costs can be recovered
  • Documenting and keeping track of costs



Questions and Discussion


Governance Matters/ESG


Speaker to be announced


  • Environmental, social and governance standards



Questions and Discussion


Lunch Break


Regulatory Update and Administrative Changes at the Ministry


Andrew Sorensen

Thurber Engineering Ltd.


  • Shifts in the Ministry's approach and protocols
  • Dealing with extended timelines



Questions and Discussion


Afternoon Break


Technical Update


David Mitchell

Active Earth Engineering Ltd.


  • Recent technical changes to know about
  • Changes to risk assessment requirements



Questions and Discussion


Judicial Matters

Speaker to be announced


  • Judicial issues in contaminated sites
  • Fines
  • Application of the EMA on federal ports lands
  • Municipalities and responsibility over storm water


   4:05 Questions and Discussion
   4:15 Chairs' Closing Remarks - Program Concludes