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Moving Forward with the Principles
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Moving Forward with the Principles

When: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Where: Library (Zones 1 & 2)
Department of Justice
284 Wellington Street
Ottawa K1A 0H8

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This program is being offered to CCLA Members in Good Standing Only, as part of a new initiative with the Department of Justice.  Registration is free, but you must sign up.  Spaces are limited to 10 spots and will be assigned on a first come, first served basis.


Moving Forward with the Principles - Respecting the Government of Canada's Relationship with Indigenous Peoples

The purpose of the training is to provide a common foundation for understanding the Principles Respecting the Government of Canada’s Relationship with Indigenous Peoples and its legal implications, and implications for public sector lawyering. Presentation at a high level on the general principles of Aboriginal law and recent cases from the Supreme Court of Canada dealing with Aboriginal issues to date. Participants will gain a basic understanding of the constitutional and legal framework governing Aboriginal rights and issues in Canada in applying the Principles and in transitioning from a denial of rights to a recognition of rights approach.  Presented by: Review of Laws and Policies Secretariat.

English Sessions:

November 20, 2018 Case Study: RCMP policing on reserve arrest for public intoxication, assault on offers, claim for excessive force and unlawful arrest; FN claim that RCMP may not enter reserve without consent

December 12, 2018 Case Study: Whether the fishing income is exempt from taxation under the combined effect of section 87 of the Indian Act and paragraph 81(1)(a) of the Income Tax Act


  • Jennifer David, Senior Consultant, NVision Insight Group Inc.
  • Prakash Diar, Counsel, Public Service Commission Legal Services

CPD Accreditation Details: 

Law Society of Ontario (LSO): This activity is accredited for 3 hours and 15 minutes of EDI Professionalism content and is eligible for up to 15 minutes of substantive content.

Barreau du Québec (BQ): Activity automatically recognized for 3 hours and 30 minutes

Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC): The Department of Justice Canada (Legal Practices Policy Branch - LPPB) is a pre-approved provider, this activity counts for up to 3 hours, a minimum of 3 hours will involve aspects of professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.

Law Society of New Brunswick (LSNB): This activity is accredited for up to 3 MCPD hours

Law Society of Saskatchewan (LSS): This activity is accredited for 3.5 CPD hours which includes 3 Ethics hours.