Workshop B – Deciphering the Duty to Consult: Real-World Practical Tips for the Savvy Consultation Officer

Nov 23, 2021 2:00pm – 5:30pm

Nadir André
Aboriginal Law Group, Partner
Borden Ladner Gervais

Mathieu Lehoux
Director of Ango’tmeq Nm’tginen
Mi’gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat

The first 90 minutes of this session will be instructive, followed by a 30-minute refreshment break. The last hour of this session will include interactive exercises to develop real world consultation skills. Delegates will be invited to share their audio and video.

  • Determining what triggers the Duty to Consult, the types of projects, and grey areas
  • Defining the legal requirements of the Duty to Consult, and strategies to advance accommodations for your community
  • Examining Duty to Consult as the minimum, and analyzing case studies about consent, co-decision-making, and First Nation authority
  • Discussing costs incurred from fulfilling the consultation process — who usually pays?
  • How does duty to consult change with the addition of Lands to Reserves and Reserve Creation Act