Constitutional Law Update – Supreme Court of Canada Decision on the Impact Assessment Act
October 31, 2023
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Join us for a discussion on the landmark decision delivered by the Supreme Court of Canada regarding the constitutional validity of Canada’s Impact Assessment Act. This significant judgement, which was rendered on Friday (October 13, 2023), provides important constitutional guidance as to what the federal and provincial governments can and cannot do in reviewing and approving major industrial projects in the country. It will have direct implications on Canada’s permitting regimes and the development of large industrial and infrastructure projects in all provinces.
During this one-hour webinar, our panel of legal experts will summarize the takeaways of this key decision and provide practical perspectives on how it may shape the future of impact assessment regimes and influence related business strategies. Our panelists will also offer insights on the legal and operational challenges and opportunities that may emerge in the wake of this ruling.
- Dominique Amyot-Bilodeau, Partner, Business Law Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Kimberly Howard, Partner, Energy & Infrastructure Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- Nicholas Hughes, Partner & Co-Chair, National Environmental Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
- H. Michael Rosenberg, Partner, Litigation Group, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Note: The presentation will take place as a webinar and will be offered in English only. All instructions and information on how to access the webinar will be forwarded a few days before the event.
This program qualifies for up to 1 hour of CPD credit under the mandatory education regimes in British Columbia and Ontario.
Barreau du Québec Continuing Education: This program contains up to 1 hour of content. For more information regarding the declaration and recognition of educational activities, please contact the Barreau du Québec.
For questions about this event, please contact [email protected].
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (ET)
10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (MT)
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (PT)