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Speaking Engagements

January 27, 2016 to January 29, 2016

Environmental Law Forum: Cross Country Check Up

On January 29, 2016, Marc McAree will be attending and facilitating the Cross Country Check-Up session at the 2016 Environmental Law Forum.

During this year’s cross-country check-up, discussion leaders will offer regional insights and perspectives from across the country. Speakers will compare and contrast approaches, priorities and practices. They will also discuss what’s next while exploring three cutting-edge issues and canvassing local and regional influences including law, politics, economics and geography.

The cross-country discussion will focus on:

  • Climate Change – what does the inconsistent and mostly non-existence patchwork of carbon regulation across Canada mean for climate change, climate change law and environmental law practitioners, and where is this heading in the next few years?
  • Cross-Border Litigation – what does the threat of extraterritorial jurisdiction and the use of international or provincial laws to solve transboundary environmental problems involve, and just how far-reaching is extraterritoriality across Canadian international and provincial borders?
  • Aboriginal Claims and Consultation – in which direction will Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia (a.k.a. Roger William) and Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources) (a.k.a. Keewatin) drive the law and politics of Aboriginal title, treaty rights, duty to consult and duty to accommodate, and how will this differ from region-to-region?
For more information on the Environmental Law Forum, click here


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