Congratulations to Partner Kathryn Deo, who recently became a member of the bar in the Northwest Territories. Arbutus Law Group now has lawyers called to the bars of Newfoundland and Labrador, Québec, Ontario, Manitoba, British Columbia and the Northwest Territories.
This spring ALG Associate Erin Gray supervised law students at the University of Victoria Environmental Law Centre’s clinic program. A report by two of these students was released recently and is a comprehensive look at the many ways in which the federal government subsidizes the fossil fuel industry—compiling… Read more »
We are proud to announce that all 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 2019. Micha Menczer, Kathryn Deo and Catherine Fagan have been recognized for their commitment to their clients, the quality of their work and… Read more »
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. Bill C-92, An Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Metis… Read more »
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 and non-legal interests and passions as well as increasing her… Read more »
“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 Association v. Grant Thornton Ltd. Last week the Supreme Court… Read more »
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 Canada’s constitutional framework of the right to free, prior and… Read more »
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: does the duty to consult apply to the law-making process?… Read more »
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 Transfer Tax laws on September 26.
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 report and federal Cabinet’s subsequent decision to approve the Kinder… Read more »