Aboriginal Economic Development: The Legal Toolbox - Theory and Practice (PART II) (Archived Video Stream) 

Nov. 15, 2012
Toronto Online


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In partnership with the Law Society of Upper Canada, the Ontario Bar Association’s Aboriginal and Business Law Sections are pleased to present Part II of the program on Aboriginal Economic Development.  Joint program with        

Whether or not you attended Part I of the program, you do not want to miss this second part.  Join us as we further explore the new and exciting economic development opportunities that are emerging for Aboriginal communities and industry.  Obtain valuable insight from key players in Aboriginal communities, industry and government, as they explore crucial issues affecting economic development activities and discuss tools for ensuring successful initiatives. 

Program Chairs:

Annie M. Thuan, Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP
Maggie Wente, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP


U.S. Experience and Gaming Issues

  • U.S. economic development opportunities and gaming-related issues
  • The Canadian Experience: lessons from the public-private partnership of Great Blue Heron Charity Casino

Moderator: Grant Wedge, Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs
Kelly LaRocca, Elected Councillor, Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation - Port Perry
Peter Newell, Norton Rose Canada LLP
David Tennant, Nixon Peabody LLP -New York


Resource-Sharing Opportunities

  • Exploration of different models and calculations for resource-sharing
  • Consideration of non-monetary benefits and timing of benefits
  • Implications of resource sharing involving government versus industry

Moderator:  Annie Thuan, Rueter Scargall Bennett LLP
Sandra Gogal, Miller Thomson LLP
Larry Innes, Olthuis Kleer Townsend LLP


Statutory Tools for Economic Development and Project Financing

  • Tools for economic development under federal statutes, including the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act and the First Nations Certainty of Title Act
  • Understanding key Indian Act provisions for securing and granting interests to third parties
  • Project financing issues and key considerations

Moderator: Maggie Wente, Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP
Kenning Marchant, The Marchant Practice - Mississauga
Clio Straram, Manager, BMO Aboriginal Banking


Economic Opportunities in Northern Ontario

  • Implications of the Far North Act on resource development and Aboriginal communities
  • Economic opportunities for northern Ontario communities

Moderator: Richard King, Norton Rose Canada LLP
Adam Chamberlain, Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bernie Hughes, Director, Aboriginal Relations Branch, Ministry of Northern Development and Mines


Keynote Address
Ron Jamieson, Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business




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