Submitted by CBABC Sections
Summary of Meetings
Number of Meetings Held: 2
November 30, 2016
Guest Speakers: Michelle Jones, Lawson Lundell LLP, and Sandor Sajnovics, KGHM International Ltd.
Meeting Title/Topic: Environmental Law for the Solicitor
Synopsis: Michelle and Sandor shared practical drafting tips for the environmental solicitor around environmental provisions in agreements, including concerns and issues arising in representations and warranties. They also provided insights into frequently encountered queries on environmental due diligence.
January 23, 2017
Guest Speakers: Aaron Bruce - Ratcliff & Company LLP, Anna Johnston - West coast Environmental Law, and Denise Mullen - Director of Sustainability - Business Council of British Columbia.
Meeting Title/Topic: Perspectives on the CEAA 2012 Review
Synopsis: The Canadian Government is conducting a review of its environmental assessment processes and has invited submissions from many groups on how to improve CEAA 2012, The Aboriginal Law Vancouver Section and the Environmental Law Section held a conversation between representatives of business, environmental and indigenous interests on their recommendations for the future of environmental assessments.
Comments and Observations of the Chair