Aboriginal Law - Vancouver & Vancouver Island Section Meeting | ONLINE ONLY 

Dec. 3, 2020

Veuillez notez, cet événement ne sera disponible qu'en anglais.

ONLINE MEETING: The BCUC’s Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry
This meeting is being hosted by the Aboriginal Law Sections.

Speaker(s): Merle Alexander, counsel for BC First Nations Leadership Council and Nisga'a Village of Gitwinksihlkw
David Morton, Chair of the BC Utilities Commission
Erin Thomson-Leach, counsel for Beecher Bay (S'cianew) First Nation and Adams Lake First Nation
Time: *Thursday, December 3, 2020, 4:00pm - 5:30pm (PT)
CPD Hours: 1.5 hours
*Note: A notice sent previously erroneously stated that this meeting is scheduled on Wednesday, December 2. Please note that this meeting will take place on Thursday, December 3. 


On April 30, 2020, the BC Utilities Commission submitted its Final Report for the Indigenous Utilities Regulation Inquiry to the Provincial Government. The inquiry, which was established by order in council, set out several questions for the BCUC to address including with regard to the appropriate nature and scope, if any, of the regulation of Indigenous utilities and whether and how Indigenous utilities should be regulated.

Our panelists, Merle Alexander, counsel for BC First Nations Leadership Council (BCAFN, UBCIC and FN Summit and Nisga’a Village of Gitwinksihlkw, at the Inquiry); Erin Thomson-Leach, counsel for Beecher Bay (S'cianew) First Nation and Adams Lake First Nation at the Inquiry; and David Morton, Chair of the BC Utilities Commission will discuss the process and public consultation that took place as part of the inquiry as well as the BCUC’s final report and recommendations. 

Territorial Acknowledgement
This event will be broadcast from the traditional and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam First Nations. We encourage members to explore the rich history and knowledge of Indigenous people, and to continue learning about their experience in Canada past and present.

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