CBA Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit

Apr. 27-28, 2017
Montréal QC


For more details, please download the Conference Agenda

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April 27-28. 2017
Hyatt Regency

Montreal, QC

The 2017 Annual Summit will survey a broad range of topics on emerging trends and recent developments in environmental, energy and natural resources law at the federal and provincial levels.

Leading experts from across Canada will provide updates on case law decisions, the Species At Risk Act, and federal and provincial enforcement trends.

Other topics that may be covered include:

  • Climate change policy and legislation programs
  • GHG emission reduction, energy preparedness, land use planning and adaptation strategies
  • Social acceptability and social license in the context of major projects
  • Environmental risk insurance products
  • Legal issues surrounding transboundary and linear projects and activities
  • A cross-country review on groundwater and surface water management
  • Project financing and development: Understanding what is material and when
  • Environmental risk-sharing mechanism in real estate agreements and commercial transactions

The Annual Summit will also include ethics, professionalism and practice management content on solicitor-client privilege, environmental reporting, and dealing with health risks in environmental files.

Presented by the National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Section


Registration is now open. To register online (credit card required), click on the black REGISTER NOW button located at the top right-hand side of your screen. If you wish to pay by cheque, please send the PDF Registration Form, complete with payment, to the following address:

Canadian Bar Association
Professional Development 
500-865 Carling Ave 
Ottawa, ON K1S 5S8

Please note, your registration will not be processed until payment has been received.

Summit rates:
$725 + taxes: CBA Members
$395 + taxes: CBA Student Members
$795 + taxes: Government
$975 + taxes: Non-Members

Cancellation Policy: There will be a 20% administrative charge for any registration cancellation received in writing prior to March 27, 2017. No refund will be given after that. There will be no refunds for "no-show" registrants.

Meeting Venue & Accommodation

Hyatt Regency
1225 Rue Jeanne-Mance
Montreal, QC

Delegates are responsible for making their own reservations. Reservations can be made at the following dedicated web address: The standard guestroom group rate for this meeting is $179/night (subject to availability).


Porter Airlines: Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale). The discounted fares are available for booking from February 17, 2017 to May 2, 2017. Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code EERLS7.

Air Canada: Book online at to take advantage of a 10% discount on Tango Plus, Latitude and Executive airfares to Montreal (YUL). Promotion code BFYTUQR1.

West Jet: West Jet offers 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus fares for travel between Montreal and anywhere WestJet flies in North America. To take advantage of this offer, you will need discount code KUII3QC.

AVIS, the official rental car supplier of the CBA, offers several special rates. Reserve online or call 1-800-879-2847 and quote the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) # C136400.

Budget, the official car and truck rental supplier of the CBA, offers special rates and promotions Reserve online or call 1-800-268-8900 and quote the Budget Customer Discount Code (BDC) # A033600.


We look forward to seeing you in Montreal in the Spring!



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Lauren Fortier
CBA National Office
1-800-267-8860, ext. 190




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