Forestry Law 2020

Course Date: October 15, 2020

Full Course Materials
Total: 5h 1min

Welcome and Land Acknowledgement (9:00 – 9:10)

Highlights of Changes in BC Forest Law in 2020 (9:10 – 9:30)

Status of BC's forestry industry in 2020, including:

  • the current state of the forestry industry in the Province
  • recent developments in the markets for forest products
  • trends concerning investments and transactions in the forestry sector

Highlights of recent developments in forestry law, including:

  • the introduction of Bill 22
  • amendments and changes to other key forestry legislation
  • recent court decisions of interest

Robin Longe Dentons Canada LLP, Vancouver
Thomas J. Moran Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver

Overview of Crown Timber Tenure Regulation in BC (9:30 – 10:25)

  • legislative overview (the Forest Act, FRPA, and the Wildfire Act)
  • stumpage
  • BC timber sales
  • Bill 13
  • planning

Jeffery B. Waatainen DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Vancouver

BREAK (10:25 – 10:45)

The Province's Claim to Timber from Private Managed ForestsAnalysis of Selkirk Mountain Forest's Judicial Review (10:45 – 11:25)

Amy B. Pressman DLA Piper (Canada) LLP, Vancouver

Negotiating First Nations Forestry Arrangements (11:25 – 12:05)

  • DRIPA implementation of ss. 3 and 7 requiring legislative/policy reform and consent    
  • shifts in policy mandate from FCRSAFoundation and Pathway Agreements
  • Legislative ReformFirst Nations co-development of forest policy, including legislative and regulatory review

Tamara Napoleon Miller Titerle + Co., Vancouver

LUNCH (12:05 – 12:45)

Perspective of In-house Counsel (12:45 – 1:20)

Xenia Kritsos General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Interfor Corporation, Vancouver

Litigation Update: Wildfire Act/Best Practices for Conducting an Opportunity to be Heard Under the Forest and Range Practices Act (1:20 – 1:55)

  • how to prepare for an Opportunity to Be Heard
  • putting "opportunity" into an Opportunity to Be Heard
  • safeguarding clients from the Wildfire Act

Brook Greenberg Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP, Vancouver

BREAK (1:55 – 2:15)

Case Law Roundup: Recent Decisions of Interest (2:15 – 3:15)

  • a summary of recent decisions from BC's courts and the FAC

Daniel R. Bennett, QC Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver
Sarah McCalla Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, Vancouver

Questions and Discussion (3:15 – 3:30)