The Role of the Law and the Courts in Advancing Reconciliation (Recording) 

Dec. 7, 2022

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The Role of the Law and the Courts in Advancing Reconciliation (Recording)

Presented by the CBA Judges Section

Wednesday, December 7, 2022 | 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET

The presentation will explore how laws, courts and government policy impacted Indigenous peoples and their relationship with Canada. Join the Honourable Paul Favel as he discusses:

  • The Indian Act and treaties as tools of suppression.
  • Section 35 of the Constitution Act.
  • The courts’ role in reconciliation and UNDRIP implementation


The Honourable Paul Favel

Prior to his appointment, effective December 11, 2017, the Honourable Paul Favel was a partner at McKercher LLP in Saskatoon, specializing in Aboriginal law with an emphasis on corporate and commercial law related to First Nations economic development. In that role, he acted as legal counsel to various First Nations, advising on issues such as land designations, leases for commercial developments, land claims, and self-government negotiations. Justice Favel had served as Deputy Chief Commissioner with the Saskatchewan Human Rights Commission and as a member of the Oversight Committee established pursuant to the Indian Residential Schools Settlement Agreement. In addition, he was a sessional lecturer for a course on First Nations economic development at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Law. Justice Favel obtained a B.A. from the University of Saskatchewan and a law degree from Dalhousie University. A member of both the Saskatchewan and Nova Scotia Bars, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel for Saskatchewan in 2010.

A member of Poundmaker Cree Nation, Justice Favel maintains close connections with his community.

This judges-only webinar will be conducted in English and French with simultaneous interpretation. Questions may be posed in either language.

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