MT+Co. Recognized in Chambers Canada 2019®

Chambers Canada has released its annual rankings of Canadian law firms and lawyers for 2019.  This year, our firm and three of our lawyers were recognized for their expertise. MT+Co. Recognized as a Leading Law Firm MT+Co. has been recognized as a leading Canadian law firm in the area of Aboriginal law.  According to Chambers: What the…

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Leah George-Wilson Announced as CBA’s Truth & Reconciliation Officer

We are very proud to announce that our talented colleague, Leah George-Wilson, has been appointed as the Truth and Reconciliation Officer for the BC Branch of the Canadian Bar Association (“CBABC”).  As Truth & Reconciliation Officer, Leah will assist the Truth & Reconciliation Working Group and CBABC to integrate Indigenous cultural competency within future professional…

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Flawed Trans Mountain EA Equals Flawed Approval

We recently commented on one of the two key bases for the Federal Court of Appeal’s ruling last week that quashed the Federal Government’s approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (the “TMEX”) – specifically, Canada’s failure to meet its duty to consult Indigenous Nations. Below we discuss the other key basis for the court’s…

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MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada®, Again!

We are proud to announce that three of our lawyers have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada®: Rob Miller in the areas of Aboriginal law and Natural Resources law, Jim Titerle in the area of Environmental Law, and Brian Vick in the areas of Corporate…

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It’s a Two-Way Street: Court Finds “More was Required of Canada”

It’s a Two-Way Street: Federal Court of Appeal Finds “More was Required of Canada” in Tsleil-Waututh Nation v Canada (Attorney General), 2018 FCA 153 Overview Early yesterday, the Federal Court of Appeal (“Court”) released its decision in the highly-anticipated judicial review of Governor in Council’s (“GIC”) approval of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“Project”).  As…

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Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups – PART 1 OF 3

Starting Up? Starting a new business should be a busy, exciting time. Business lawyers Emily Savage and Yvan Guy Larocque have outlined ten need-to-know legal tips to keep it that way. It’s a long post, folks, because there are many important factors to consider, so we divided the blog into three parts. If you need some…

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MT+Co.’s 3 New Principals

We Pride Ourselves on Our People MT+Co. comprises a group of forward-thinking professionals who have built a new kind of law firm based on a more passionate and more personal way of practicing law. We work closely together in an office with no doors. Needless to say, our people are important to us, and we could…

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Recent RCMP Raids on Indigenous Cannabis Shops Raise Important Questions

The RCMP recently raided two cannabis dispensaries on Indigenous Nations land near Chilliwack, BC. While many have questioned the use of police resources to shut down dispensaries with the pending legalization of cannabis, there remain major questions regarding the regulation and control of the cannabis market with respect to Indigenous Nations. This is not the first…

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Cannabis Act Receives Final Approval from Senate

THE CANNABIS ACT IS NOW LAW! Today (June 21, 2018), the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) became law with the Bill receiving Royal Asset during a ceremony in the Senate Chamber. Cannabis Act Officially Out of the Weeds Last week, the Senate passed the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) (“Bill”) with 46 proposed amendments (did you see…

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