Agenda - November 9th, 2021

   9:00

Welcome and Introduction by PBLI

   9:05

Chairs' Welcome and Introduction

 

Andrea Akelaitis

Letcher Akelaitis LLP

 

Jason Wilkins

Legacy Environmental Ltd.

 

   9:10

2021 Case Law Update

 

Una Radoja

Harper Grey LLP

 

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

 

  9:50 

Questions and Discussion

 10:00

Morning Break

 10:15

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

 

 11:05

Questions and Discussion

 11:15

Governance Matters/ESG

 

Speaker to be announced

 

  • Environmental, social and governance standards

 

  12:05

Questions and Discussion

  12:15

Lunch Break

   1:00

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

 

   1:50

Questions and Discussion

   2:00

Afternoon Break

   2:15

Technical Update

 

David Mitchell

Active Earth Engineering Ltd.

 

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

 

   3:05

Questions and Discussion

   3:15

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