Intellectual Property Litigation

Course Date: October 28, 2004

Welcome and Introduction

Case Law Update

  • Lax Kw’alaams Indian Band v. Canada (Attorney General), 2011
  • Ahousaht Indian Band and Nation v. Canada (Attorney General), 2011
  • R. v. Quipp, 2011
  • West Moberly First Nations v. British Columbia (Chief Inspector of Mines), 2011
  • an update on the appeals in Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2007

Jennifer Chow — Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver
M. Scott Kerwin — Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, Vancouver
David M. Robbins — Woodward & Co. Lawyers LLP, Victoria

Networking Break

Duty of Consultation and Accommodation: Parameters and Limits

  • synopsis and overview: what is the meaning of “duty to accommodate” and what does the duty entail?
  • funding and costs issues: is there a duty to provide funding for consultation?
  • what constitutes adequacy of consultation?
  • UNDRIP: impact and relevance
  • cumulative impact and historic impact: interpretation and application of Rio Tinto case
  • third parties: what are the duties of municipalities or districts?
  • who has authority to speak on behalf of the FN group?

Heather A. Frankson — Aboriginal Law Section, Department of Justice Canada, Vancouver
Thomas F. Isaac — McCarthy Tétrault LLP, Vancouver
Leah Pence — Mandell Pinder LLP, Vancouver
Paul Yearwood — Aboriginal Litigation & Research Group, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Questions and Discussion

Lunch With Featured Speaker: "Less Law, More Humanity"

John P. Sanderson, QC, CArb, CMed — The Pathways Partnership, Vancouver

Reconciling Aboriginal Title and Rights: Reaching Agreement

  • modern treaties
  • historic treaties
  • reconciliation
  • consultation protocol—Coastal First Nations
  • specific agreements

Caroline K.H. Findlay — Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP, Vancouver
Nancy Morgan — Morgan & Associates, West Vancouver
Charles Porter — Assistant Deputy Minister, Negotiations and Regional Operations Division, Ministry of Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation, Victoria

Networking Break

Major Resource Development and Indigenous Governance

  • process and procedure
    • decision maker’s viewpoint
    • managing risks and reducing uncertainty
    • environmental assessment process
  • forestry
    • recent developments, challenges on the ground, possible solutions
    • the new FCARSA (Forestry Consultation and Revenue Sharing Agreements)
  • BC Hydro
    • major resource projects

Melissa Holland — Director, Major Projects, T&D Project & Program Delivery, BC Hydro, Vancouver
Robin M. Junger — McMillan LLP, Vancouver
Geoff Moyse — Environment, Resource and Aboriginal Law, Ministry of Justice, Victoria

Questions and Discussion