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Crown’s Duty to Consult in relation to Economic Reconciliation


The ACR Indigenous Relations Committee presents:

Crown’s Duty to Consult in relation to Economic Reconciliation

WHEN:         Wednesday, November 24, 2021, 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Sander Duncanson, Partner, Osler Hoskin & Harcourt

Sander specializes in environmental, regulatory and Indigenous law issues for natural resource developers. He has experience with matters before the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Alberta Energy Regulator (and its predecessor the Energy Resources Conservation Board), the Ontario Energy Board, the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Northwest Territories Office of the Regulator of Oil and Gas Operations and federal -provincial Environmental Assessment Joint Review Panels. Sander also has experience with regulatory, environmental and Indigenous matters before all levels of courts in Alberta. The subject matter of Sander’s recent regulatory work includes oil and natural gas pipelines, oil sands (both mining and in situ), LNG export, offshore drilling, hydro-electric generation, mining (including coal, metal, potash, gravel and diamonds), natural gas processing, electricity transmission and contaminated lands. He also regularly advises clients on their obligations to Indigenous groups and negotiates impact benefit agreements with Indigenous groups on behalf of resource developers.Sander regularly lectures at the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Law on subjects such as administrative law, environmental law, environmental impact assessments and species at risk.


Michael Reid, Principal, enTrust Engagement and ACR Indigenous Relations Committee Chair
Throughout his extensive twenty year career in the United States and Canada, Michael has focused on the areas of Indigenous/Tribal relations, stakeholder engagement, local/Indigenous economic development and corporate social performance (ESG/CSR/Sustainability). By providing business-practical, solutions focused advice, he has helped to ensure companies are forward-thinking as they position themselves in these challenging and rewarding areas. Both within organizations and communities, Michael is committed to relationships built on trust and discovering sustainable, shared benefit for those
with whom he engages.
Join Sander Duncanson and Michael Reid as they discuss two recent court decisions involving the Crown’s duty to consider Indigenous economic interests as part of its duty to consult (specifically, Ermineskin Cree Nation v. Canada (Environment and Climate Change) and AltaLink Management Ltd v. Alberta (Utilities Commission)), including how these decisions impact conventional approaches by governments and industry to Indigenous engagement, Indigenous benefits/revenue sharing, and reconciliation.
This webinar is FREE to all ACR Members. 

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