Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Section Meeting 

May 28, 2019
Vancouver BC

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Trans Mountain Expansion Update
This meeting is being hosted by the Aboriginal Law - Vancouver Section.

Speaker(s): Scott A. Smith, Partner at Gowling WLG
Time: Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 12:00pm - 1:30pm (Pacific Time)
Location: Gowling WLG (Whistler-Blackcomb Room), 550 Burrard Street, Bentall 5, Vancouver, BC
Meal Cost: Optional - $ 20.00 (GST Incl.) -  Please Select at Registration
CPD Hours: 1.00
Please note that this is an estimate of the total hours of CPD that are being offered. Upon the conclusion of the meeting, an assessment will be made as to exactly how many hours will be approved.

The latest headlines declare that Ottawa is likely to proceed with the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion, with an announcement expected some time next month. Since the August 30, 2018 decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v. Canada (AG) quashing the approval of the project due to inadequate consultation with First Nations and the NEB’s failure to consider marine shipping in its report, the NEB has released a reconsideration report again approving the project subject to a number of conditions. Canada has embarked on a new and better round of consultations with impacted First Nations. Nevertheless, the project continues to be controversial, with many First Nation communities and environmentalists raising concerns about the process and the consequences of approval of the project.

Join us for the latest on the ongoing Trans Mountain Expansion saga, with presentation and discussion with Scott Smith, counsel for Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

Speaker Bio
Scott A. Smith regularly advises Indigenous peoples and companies across Canada on Indigenous, environmental assessment, regulatory and constitutional issues for major energy and natural resource projects.

Accessibility & Inclusiveness
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Sections host webinars from Internet-capable venues where significant interest has been expressed by Section members in attending remotely. This Section meeting will be offered as a teleconference or webinar depending on the resources and technology available at the venue. 

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