Bill C-92 is Long Overdue

Bill C-92 is long overdue recognition of Indigenous right of self-government in child and family services After much anticipation, on Thursday, February 28, 2019 the federal government introduced Bill C-92 in the House of Commons. … Read more

Ming Song leaves Arbutus Law Group LLP

Please join us in wishing our Partner, Ming Song, best wishes as she leaves Arbutus Law Group LLP, effective March 1. Ming has decided to leave the traditional practice of law to pursue both legal … Read more

Bankrupt Companies cannot walk away from their Environmental Liabilities, says Supreme Court of Canada

“Bankruptcy is not a licence to ignore rules, and insolvency professionals are bound by and must comply with valid provincial laws during bankruptcy.” Wagner C.J. and Abella, Karakatsanis, Gascon and Brown JJ. in Orphan Well … Read more

Catherine Fagan presenting at the Lawyers Without Borders Annual Forum

On November 22nd, Catherine Fagan spoke at the Lawyers Without Borders Canada Annual Forum in Quebec City. She presented on the duty to consult and accommodate, and the implications for Canada’s Indigenous peoples and on … Read more

Supreme Court of Canada finds Crown not required to Consult First Nations before enacting Legislation

Last week the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its decision in Mikisew Cree First Nation v. Canada (Governor General in Council), 2018 SCC 40. The Court addressed a question it had previously left unanswered: … Read more

ALG presenting at the FNTAA 25th Annual National Forum

ALG Partner, Kathryn Deo will be attending the First Nations Tax Administrators Association 25th Annual National Forum at the Songhees Wellness Centre on September 26 and 27, and will be giving a presentation on Property … Read more

Federal Court of Appeal quashes the Trans Mountain Expansion project’s approval

Yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal (“FCA”) released its decision in Tsleil-Waututh Nation (et al.) v. Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153. The proceeding was a consolidation of several challenges to the National Energy Board (“NEB”)’s … Read more

The Best Lawyers in Canada 2019

We are pleased to announce that Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo have been recognized in the 2019 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the field of Aboriginal Law. Recognition in this directory is based … Read more

ALG present at CBA National Aboriginal Law Conference

Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo were recently presenters at the Canadian Bar Association’s National Aboriginal Law conference in Whitehorse. The theme of this conference was “Implementing Indigenous Governance – Stories And Strategies.” Micha was a speaker … Read more

ALG Partners Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo Recognized as Top Aboriginal Law Practitioners

We are proud to announce that two of Arbutus Law Group LLP’s partners have been named by Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as among Canada’s top practitioners in Aboriginal Law for 2018. Both Micha Menczer and Kathryn Deo have been recognized for their commitment … Read more