2017 Legal Update Summary

The EMA of BC’s annual Legal Session, held on January 19th, 2017, was a success due to a high turnout and some great speakers!

The session included three very interesting and informative talks.gavel on white background

Scott Harcus, from Alexander Holburn Beaudin Lang LLP, gave an environmental regulatory update on carbon tax, the upcoming contaminated sites regulation Stage 10 Omnibus Amendments, and the Bill 21 changes to spill preparedness and response in BC. Scott has recently joined the EMA of BC board as VP Education!

Dino Rossi, from Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, gave an update on case law, with some fascinating case studies in BC.

Nardia Chernawsky, from Blakes, Cassels & Graydon LLP, gave an engaging and thought-provoking talk entitled Social License: Progress or Undermining Legal Process, which sparked some excellent questions and meaningful discussion and debate.

After the session, attendees had a chance to engage in continued discussion and networking, at our post-session mixer.