Vancouver Hot Topic Series

Vancouver Hot Topic Series:
The William Case

March 12, 2015 | 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Fairmont Waterfront Hotel
Vancouver, BC


Lisa Charleyboy

Chuck Strahl

Wayne Garnons-Williams


Miles Richardson

Robert McPhee

On March 12, 2015 we welcomed 85 guests to the Fairmont Waterfront, in Vancouver BC..This highly topical discussion covered the implications of the June 2014 ruling by the Supreme Court of Canada granting 1,700 km2 of land in British Columbia to the Tsilhqot’in First Nation – Tsilhqot’in Nation v. British Columbia, 2014 SCC44.
This Panel discussed:

  • the implications of Tsilhqot’in on Aboriginal-industry economic partnerships;
  • highlighted promising approaches to building Aboriginal-industry economic partnerships within current legal frameworks, and;
  • where to go from here and how to build stronger, more effective partnerships.

The panel included follows:

  • Wayne Garnons-Williams , Senior Lawyer and Principal Director, Garwill Law Professional Corporation
  • Robert McPhee , Managing Director, The Castlemain Group
  • Miles RichardsonInterim Director, National Consortium for Indigenous Economic Development
  • Chuck StrahlDirector and Chairman, Manning Centre for Building Democracy

Moderating the panel was:

  • Lisa CharleyboyCo-founder & Editor-in-chief, Urban Native Magazine.