Julie-Anne Pariseau is an associate at Olthuis Kleer Townshend LLP. Her practice is focused on advising First Nations and First Nation-owned businesses on corporate and commercial transactions. This includes the negotiation of impact benefit agreements in the natural resources sectors and transactional work arising from aboriginal partnerships in the renewable energy and electricity sectors.
Before joining OKT, Julie-Anne practiced in a class action law firm in Montreal, and later as in-house counsel for a Canadian renewable energy company. During that period, Julie-Anne built expertise in plaintiff side litigation, regulatory law, public consultation, and environmental law. She also developed her practice in the compliance and regulatory obligations of large-scale renewable energy projects in North America.
Julie-Anne received her LL.B. from the University of Montreal in 2009. She recently completed a graduate degree at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto with a research focus on large-scale renewable energy projects, indigenous law, and conflict resolution.
Julie-Anne is a member of the Quebec Bar and is in the process of completing her common law equivalencies to practice in Ontario. She is fluent in both English and French, and conversant in Spanish.
- Presentation, “L’entente sur les répercussions et les avantages: une négociation appropriée aux enjeux en cause”, February 2017, Atelier sur les ententes sur les répercussions et avantages (ERA), Institut du développement durable des Premières Nations du Québec et du Labrador (Wendake).
- Presentation, “The Future of Renewable Energy in Ontario: Where do we go from here?”, November 2016, Experts Panel – State of the Industry, First Nations Alternate Energy Symposium (Toronto).
- Bob Rae, Oliver MacLaren, Benjamin Brookwell, Sarah Colgrove et Julie-Anne Pariseau, “Indigenous rights in Canada: Significant work still needed”, The Globe and Mail, June 7, 2017
- Bob Rae, Oliver MacLaren, Benjamin Brookwell, Sarah Colgrove and Julie-Anne Pariseau, “L’engagement du Canada envers les communautés autochtones ne répond pas au droit international“, Le Devoir, le 2 juin 2017
- OKT Hosts UN Working Group on Business and Human Rights with Benjamin Brookwell, Sarah Colgrove, and Oliver MacLaren, June 1, 2017
- Oliver MacLaren and Julie-Anne Pariseau, “The New World Bank Safeguard Standard for Indigenous Peoples: Where do we Start?”, March 2017, World Bank Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance – Towards an Evidence-Based Approach (Washington D.C., USA)
- "Alberta’s first renewable energy procurement process", with Oliver MacLaren, OKT Blog, December 9, 2016
- "First Alberta Renewable Energy Competitive Process Launching Soon", with Oliver MacLaren, OKT Blog, November 15, 2016
- "Alberta announces funding for Indigenous initiatives in green energy programs", with Oliver MacLaren, OKT Blog, October 19, 2016