Annual Report 2012/2013

  • July 31, 2013

Submitted by Section Co-Chair, Kate Blomfield

Summary of Meetings

Number of Meetings Held: 7

November 1, 2012
Guest Speaker: Ken Tyler of Borden Ladner Gervais,
Brian McLaughlin of the Department of Justice, and
David Rosenberg, Q.C. of Rosenberg & Rosenberg
Synopsis: The Court of Appeal's Decision in William v. British Columbia, 2012 BCCA 285

November 20, 2012
Guest Speaker: Brenda E. Gaertner, Timothy P. Leadem, Q.C., Mitchell R. Taylor, Q.C., and Boris W. Tyzuk, Q.C.
Synopsis: Joint meeting with the Environmental Law Section - Where Have All the Salmon Gone? The Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River ("Cohen Commission")

January 30, 2013
Guest Speaker: Merrill W. Shepard
Synopsis: Separating Business from Politics - Why? How Much? How?

February 27, 2013
Guest Speaker: Mark Underhill, Reece Harding, and Julie Owen
Synopsis: Joint meeting with the Municipal Law Section - Local Governments and Consultation with First Nations

March 4, 2013
Guest Speaker: Robert Janes, Janes Freedman Kyle Law Corporation
Synopsis: The Year in Review: Developments in Aboriginal Law in 2012

May 30, 2013
Guest Speaker: Robert Janes, Janes Freedman Kyle Law Corporation, Chuck Willms and Bridget Gilbride, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin, and Keith Phillips and Joel Oliphant, Ministry of Attorney General
Synopsis: Behn v. Moulton - A Discussion from Counsel's Perspective of the SCC's Recent Decision

June 27, 2013
Guest Speaker: N/A
Synopsis: Elections - last meeting

Comments and Observations of the Chair

Our Section has quite a few interesting meetings. Our meetings are usually on very current and timely topics, and as a result bring value to the members.

We delegate the responsibility for meetings throughout the Executive, so being Co-Chair isn't a ton of work. I think it works well.