Agenda subject to change

THURSDAY, MAY 21
TIME EVENT
07:45 – 08:30 Registration and Breakfast
08:30 – 08:45 Welcome and Introduction
08:45 – 10:00 Major Projects in Canada and the New Federal Impact Assesment Act
10:00 – 10:30 Networking Break
10:30 – 11:45 Recent Changes to Canada's FIsheries Act
11:45 – 13:00 Luncheon & Speaker
13:00 – 14:15

Breakout Session I

Session 1.1 Advanced Track

Challenging Litigation Issues Common to Environmental Civil Claims, Administrative Appeals and Quasi-Criminal Prosecutions

Session 1.2 Fundamentals Track

A Survey of Key Federal Statutes including the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, Fisheries Act, Impact Assessment Act, Canadian Navigable Waters Act, Canada Shipping Act, Arctic Waters Pollution Prevention Act, Oceans Act, Species at Risk Act

14:15 – 15:30

Planning, Adaptation and Disclosure in an Era of Climate Change 

15:30 – 16:00 Networking Break
16:00 – 17:00

Carbon Tax and Other Climate Change-Related Litigation

17:00 – 18:30 Keynote Address & Cocktail Reception
18:30 Dine Around
FRIDAY, MAY 22
TIME EVENT
08:00 – 08:30

Registration and Breakfast

08:30 – 10:00

Renewable Energy: Legal Updates and Opportunities

10:00 – 10:30

Networking Break

10:30 – 11:45

Breakout Session II

Session 2.1 Advanced Track

How to Structure Renewable Energy Project (Wind, Solar, and Hydro) Deals to Best Protect Buyers and Sellers and What Constitutes Good Due Diligence

Session 2.2 Fundamentals Track

Basic Elements of Environmental Common Law and Statutory Claims  

11:45 – 13:00

Luncheon & Speaker

13:00 – 14:00

The Environmental Consultant Roundtable

  • Consultant A – The Science of PFAS and What’s Next

  • Consultant B – Innovation in Phytoremediation Technology

  • Consultant C – New Perspectives on Contaminant Forensics

14:00 – 15:15

Cross-Canada Hot Topics

15:15 – 15:45

Networking Break

15:45 – 17:15

Ethics: Working With Scientists And Other Non-Lawyer Professionals and Ethical Challenges for Environmental and Energy Lawyers

17:15 – 17:30

Closing Remarks