On December 3, 2020, the federal government tabled Bill C-15. Bill C-15 is the federal government’s response to calls to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples as a framework for reconciliation in Canada. This legislation is based on Bill C‐262 (a non-government bill proposed by the NDP’s Romeo Saganash), that was rejected in the last session of Parliament by the Senate. It is unclear whether Canada will learn lessons from BC’s communications and implementation of similar new legislation on the same topic: Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (DRIPA).
Our session will dive into the legislation as well as the government’s communications on its meaning. We will hear from local experts on its meaning from a legal perspective, the mining industry response, from Latin American experts regarding their experience in implementation of FPIC.
- Tara Shea, Senior Director Regulatory and Indigenous Affairs, The Mining Association of Canada (MAC)
- Juan Sonoda, Partner, Beretta Godoy, Argentina
- Angie Bruce, Director General,
Indigenous Affairs and
Reconciliation, Natural Resources Canada
- 13:00 - 14:30 ET Webinar and Q&A
This webinar is complimentary
This event is only available by webinar
This programme contains a total of 16 sessions with 24 hours of accredited content for the purposes of the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements. The session has been loaded as part of a series, titled Fasken’s PDAC 2021: Toronto Mining Conference Series – March 2021 and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of March 12, 2021.
A confirmation of participation will be sent to you for your continuing education hours with the Barreau du Québec.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.