Canada's Constitution: Impacts and Opportunities That It Provides Indigenous People
Author(s): Ontario Bar Association
Publication Date: February 2019
Format: shipped (hardcopy), download (PDF)

Canada's Constitution affects Indigenous people significantly and in many ways. Join us to gain a better understanding of how the Constitution - including section 35 and the division of powers - impacts Indigenous Peoples, and provides real opportunities to improve their lives.

Our speakers will provide you with valuable insights on new legal developments. These include equality of services, recognition of Indigenous languages as a fundamental right under the Constitution, Constitutional issues raised in the family law context, including Beaver v. Hill, as well as cannabis production and its use on reserves.


Michael Fortier, Torys LLP


How Canada's Constitution Profoundly Affects Indigenous Peoples
John Rowinski, Fogler, Rubinoff LLP

Equality of Services for Indigenous Peoples
Mary Eberts, Law Office of Mary Eberts

Equality of Services for Indigenous Peoples
Jessica Orkin, Goldblatt Partners LLP

What Canada's New Indigenous Languages Law Needs to Say and Say Urgently
David Leitch, Barrister and Solicitor
Lorena Fontaine, University of Winnipeg
Fernand de Varennes, Université de Moncton
Andrea Bear Nicholas, Professor Emeritus, St. Thomas University

Irreconcilable Differences?
Family Law and Section 35 in Beaver v. Hill
Joanna Radbord, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP
Scott R. Byers, Martha McCarthy & Company LLP

The "High Road": Jurisdiction, Protection and Cannabis Control
Sara Mainville, Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend, Barristers and Solicitors

Appendix - Bill C91 An Act in Respect of Indigenous Languages

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