Aboriginal Title and the Challenge to Free Entry - Recent Trends in Aboriginal Law Relevant to the Mining Industry

  • Dates:
    Apr 30, 2013
  • Hours:
    From 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM
  • Location:
    Tuesday, 30 April 2013, at 4:00 - 5:30pm Segal Graduate School of Business - Simon Fraser University 500 Granville Street, Vancouver Room 4400 (take the elevator to access the 4th floor)
  • Event Type:
    Presentation

Organized By

CIM MES Vancouver


Contact Information

Carlos da Costa
Chair, CIM MES Vancouver
1 604 306-0458
Vancouver@cim-mes.org
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CIM MES Vancouver is pleased to present:
Thomas Isaac Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
who will deliver a presentation on:
Aboriginal Title and the Challenge to Free Entry - Recent Trends in Aboriginal Law Relevant to the Mining Industry   A recent decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal in Ross River Dena Council v. Government of Yukon has the potential to dramatically impact the right of free entry in Canada and the way in which mining companies access and obtain tenure to mineral resources. This presentation will include an overview of the implications of the Ross River decision and other recent aboriginal law litigation on the mining industry, as well as a discussion of the role of private industry in the consultation process. The speaker will also provide his thoughts on recent trends in negotiating business agreements with aboriginal groups.
Biography: Thomas Isaac is a partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Business Law Group and leads the firm’s National Aboriginal Law Group. Mr. Isaac is a nationally recognized authority in the area of aboriginal law. He advises clients across Canada on aboriginal legal matters, and environmental assessment, regulatory, negotiations, and constitutional issues affecting major projects.
Mr. Isaac has extensive national experience advising mining, energy, oil, gas, pipeline and forestry companies, lenders and investors, and federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments and agencies on aboriginal and related project matters. Mr. Isaac regularly negotiates on behalf of industry and governments respect impact, benefit and access agreements with aboriginal groups and advises on aboriginal consultation and accommodation processes and agreements.

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CIM MES Vancouver is pleased to present:
Thomas Isaac Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
who will deliver a presentation on:
Aboriginal Title and the Challenge to Free Entry - Recent Trends in Aboriginal Law Relevant to the Mining Industry   A recent decision of the Yukon Court of Appeal in Ross River Dena Council v. Government of Yukon has the potential to dramatically impact the right of free entry in Canada and the way in which mining companies access and obtain tenure to mineral resources. This presentation will include an overview of the implications of the Ross River decision and other recent aboriginal law litigation on the mining industry, as well as a discussion of the role of private industry in the consultation process. The speaker will also provide his thoughts on recent trends in negotiating business agreements with aboriginal groups.
Biography: Thomas Isaac is a partner in McCarthy Tetrault’s Business Law Group and leads the firm’s National Aboriginal Law Group. Mr. Isaac is a nationally recognized authority in the area of aboriginal law. He advises clients across Canada on aboriginal legal matters, and environmental assessment, regulatory, negotiations, and constitutional issues affecting major projects.
Mr. Isaac has extensive national experience advising mining, energy, oil, gas, pipeline and forestry companies, lenders and investors, and federal, provincial, territorial and municipal governments and agencies on aboriginal and related project matters. Mr. Isaac regularly negotiates on behalf of industry and governments respect impact, benefit and access agreements with aboriginal groups and advises on aboriginal consultation and accommodation processes and agreements.