Advising on Federal and Provincial Legislation

Advising on Federal and Provincial Legislation

OKT has a broad range of experience in advising clients across Canada on federal, provincial and territorial legislation that affects Indigenous governments and organizations. Our lawyers advise on both the day-to-day impacts of legislation as well as on the development of legislation and policy.

Our lawyers advise on matters related to the Indian Act almost every day – from issues related to bylaws and elections to matters dealing with land use permits and designations.

We also advise on the First Nations Land Management Act, including whether to opt into the regime and the development of Land Codes, as well as the First Nations Fiscal Management Act.

Our expertise also includes a broad range of other legislation that directly affects Indigenous communities, including federal, provincial, and territorial environmental legislation, the National Energy Board Act, the Fisheries Act, and many others. We also have specialized expertise in the unique environmental regimes applicable in the NWT, Nunavut and Yukon.

Lawyers

Lorraine Land

Partner

Judith Rae

Associate

Corey Shefman

Associate

Liora Zimmerman

Associate

N Kate Kempton

Partner

Renée Pelletier

Managing Partner

Bob Rae

Partner

Grace Yogaretnam

Student-at-Law

Alex Young

Student-at-Law

Sara Mainville

Associate

Jason Mercredi

Student-at-Law

Gillian Paul

Associate

Nancy J Kleer

Partner

Maggie Wente

Partner

Larry Innes

Partner

Matt McPherson

Partner

Bryce Edwards

Partner

Stephanie Kearns

Associate

Cathy Guirguis

Partner

Sarah Colgrove

Associate

Ashley Stacey

Associate

John A Olthuis

Partner

Kaitlin Ritchie

Associate