Annual Legal Update on January 31, 2024

Join us for our ever-popular Annual Legal Update!
When: Wednesday January 31, 2024 – Registration at 2:30 PM, Speakers 3-5 PM, Mixer 5-6 PM
Where: 8th Floor Atrium, BCIT Downtown Campus, 555 Seymour Street
Register now!

There will be 2 presentations as well as opportunities for Q&A.

Jennifer Nyland and Jonathan Andrews, Lawson Lundell LLP
Legislation Update
This presentation will cover recent developments on the federal/provincial division of powers for governing environmental matters, including the Supreme Court of Canada’s decision that Canada’s Impact Assessment Act goes beyond federal jurisdiction, and the Federal Court’s decision that Canada’s single use plastics ban (which Ms. Nyland discussed at last year’s update) is also overly broad. The speakers will discuss the ever-present federal/provincial tension as to who has authority to enact environmental laws in Canada, and the implications of these recent decisions. 

Luke Dineley and Roark Lewis, Borden Ladner Gervais
The Year in Environmental Caselaw
The presentation will summarize the most notable environmental judgments and decisions from 2023, with a focus on hot button issues and themes for the future.

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