Canada’s constitution and federal and provincial laws such as, most recently, the UNDRIP Act and BC’s DRIPA, put mining companies in the position of regularly engaging with Indigenous leaders and community representatives to negotiate agreements, seek Indigenous community support and facilitate governmental approvals for Canadian mining projects.
This has raised concerns among mining companies that their legitimate engagement activities with Indigenous leaders and members of Indigenous communities may run afoul of Canada’s broadly-drafted criminal law provisions dealing with bribery and influence peddling. If violated, these provisions could impose criminal liability on a company, its directors and officers and affect the viability of the project.
Through an interactive conversation among representatives of the mining community, indigenous peoples and legal experts, this panel will walk participants through key bribery and influence peddling concepts under Canadian criminal law, as well as the ‘golden rules’ and best practices that will help companies to work successfully with indigenous leaders as partners in natural resource development projects while avoiding situations and circumstances that may give rise to bribery and influence peddling risk. This program will be moderated by Clifford Sosnow.
Ben Chalmers, Senior Vice President, The Mining Association of Canada
- 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm (ET) Webinar and Q&A
This event is only available by webinar
For the Law Society of British Columbia’s annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements: the session has been loaded as part of a series, titled “Global Mining Group Webinar Series – October 2021” and will be available for claiming through the LSBC CPD website as of October 31, 2021.
For CPD/CLE in other jurisdictions, please contact your local Law Society.