Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Vancouver

September 19, 2017 | Charles W. Bois, Sarah D. Hansen, Grant D. Sprague | Vancouver

Miller Thomson’s Environmental Law Group is joined by external industry experts to present a complimentary seminar on environmental and regulatory processes, and permitting and contract procurement.

Please contact us at for more information or to register.


Introduction by Keynote Speaker

Geoff Freer
Executive Project Director, George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project, and Former Assistant Deputy Minister, British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources

Panel 1: Review of Environmental and Regulatory Processes

Sarah Hansen
Partner, Miller Thomson Vancouver 

Sunny LeBourdais, B.Sc., B.Ed., M.Sc., AMP
Project Coordinator for Stk’emlupsemc te Secwepemc Nation

  • Proposed changes to the Federal Environmental Assessment Process
  • Indigenous considerations and UNDRIP
  • Social Acceptability of Projects (Quebec Government’s Social Acceptability Guidelines)

Panel 2: Permitting and Contract Procurement

Geoff Freer
Executive Project Director, George Massey Tunnel Replacement Project

Grant Sprague, Q.C.
Associate Counsel, Miller Thomson Edmonton, and Former Deputy Minister, Alberta Ministry of Energy

Charles Bois
Partner, Miller Thomson Vancouver

  • Navigating permitting issues and trends
  • Contractual and procurement law issues
  • End of life project reclamation and remediation obligations


Event time

11:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon – Lunch and registration
12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. – Presentations

Event dates

September 19, 2017

Event location

Miller Thomson Vancouver
Pacific Centre, 400 - 725 Granville Street
Vancouver BC