On Demand Webinar

Indigenous Law Insights: Gitxaala v. British Columbia duty to consult and unconstitutional aspects of the Impact Assessment Act

Date of recording

Mar 26, 2024


30 Min



Sander Duncanson

Partner, Regulatory, Indigenous and Environmental, Calgary

CLE / CPD Credit Information

  • British Columbia – Practice management - 0.50
  • Ontario - Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Professionalism - 0.50

Staying abreast of developments in Indigenous law and policy is critical for legal and business professionals in many industries across Canada. To help you stay current, Osler is pleased to present Indigenous Law Insights, a monthly webinar series.

Available live and on-demand, each 30 minute session will provide you with an update on recent court decisions, as well as pending and new legislative and policy developments. Members of our Indigenous Law group will deliver timely and practical information about what these developments mean for your business.

Sander Duncanson (Co-Chair, Regulatory, Indigenous and Environmental) covers the following topics:

  • Reference re Impact Assessment Act, 2023 SCC 23 – an overview of this judgment, in which the Supreme Court of Canada found the Impact Assessment Act and the Physical Activities Regulations unconstitutional in part.
  • Gitxaala v. British Columbia (Chief Gold Commissioner), 2023 BCSC 1680 – an overview of this decision, which relates to the duty to consult Indigenous groups when registering mineral claims under the Mineral Tenure Act and the application of British Columbia’s Declaration of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act.
Language:  English

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