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Recent Cases and Key Issues in Environmental Law: What You May Not Have Noticed (or Expected)

Vancouver, November 16, 2017 - January 1, 0001

Join members of the Blakes Environmental group for a discussion around recent developments and cases in environmental law. Panellists will provide five-minute lively updates on noteworthy (but often overlooked) aspects of recent developments and cases with a focus on the potential impacts to your operations.


  • Provincial regulatory update, including anticipated changes/trends in British Colombia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec
  • Federal regulatory review: an update on the CEAA, National Energy Board, Fisheries Act and Navigation Protection Act
  • Species at risk: potential stand-off between B.C. and the feds, and pending B.C. species-at-risk legislation
  • Commercial issues, including indemnities and remediation end-points
  • Social acceptance and Crown consultation, including recent cases on these issues
  • Enforcement and litigation, including recent cases on damages in pollution cases and “bigger and bigger” environmental penalties



  • Breakfast and Registration: 7:15 – 7:45 a.m.
  • Presentations: 7:45 – 9:15 a.m.


Fairmont Pacific Rim
Emerald Conference Room
1038 Canada Place
Vancouver, B.C. (Map)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program has been accredited for 1.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia.