Credit Where Credit is Due – Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System

It’s an exciting time – the Canadian government is making proactive strides toward reducing greenhouse gases and we are here to get you up to speed! Canada’s Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System is now operational and stands to benefit foresters, farmers, Indigenous communities, and all other people who engage in projects to reduce greenhouse gases.…

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Two steps forward one step back: Can the Charter be used as a sword to silence Indigenous perspectives in the classroom?

Last week, the British Columbia Court of Appeal (“BCCA”) heard the appeal of Servatius v. Alberni School District No. 70, 2020 BCSC 15, a provocative Charter case concerning the interplay between religious freedoms and Indigenous cultural safety in public schools. Our litigation group proudly represented the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council (“NTC”) in its intervention in the appeal. From NTC’s…

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Theresa Thoreson

Theresa is MT+Co.’s corporate services manager and assists our lawyers with corporate and business transactions. With over 35 years of paralegal experience, Theresa has extensive experience in preparing detailed senior-level corporate documentation. An analytical self-starter and excellent communicator, Theresa has an outstanding ability to bring order to chaos.  Theresa primarily works in MT+Co.’s corporate services…

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Derek Odgers

Derek is an associate in our Indigenous Law Group and a member of the Métis Nation in Saskatchewan. True to his prairie roots, Derek is known for his friendly approach to client relationships and his dedication to finding practical solutions to their issues. EXPERTISE Derek’s practice focuses on economic development for Indigenous organizations and Indigenous…

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Settling Up for Illegal Settlement – Canada to Compensate T’exelcemc for Occupation of Village Lands

More than 150 years after being dispossessed of their lands by incoming settlers, and after almost three decades of legal disputes, T’exelcemc, or Williams Lake First Nation (“WLFN”), has reached a tentative agreement with the federal government to receive $135M in compensation for the losses they suffered as a result of Canada’s failure to protect…

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Amelia Capell

Amelia is a practice manager in our Indigenous Law Group. Bubbly, efficient, and committed are just a few words we’d use to describe her. To Amelia, doing good things is just a fact of who she is – work, home life, and hobbies; she always wants to do good work.  Amelia arrived at MT+Co. with…

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Mergers + Acquisitions Team

Mergers + Acquisitions Team Our Mergers + Acquisitions team consists of lawyers who are connected advisors and seasoned dealmakers. Our team is involved in countless transactions for buyers and sellers— big, small, and everything in between. To us, it’s all in a day’s work at MT+Co. We understand how important your deal is. We take…

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Hannah Park Roche

Hannah is a litigator practicing in our Indigenous Law Group. She’s passionate about resolving disputes, realizing reconciliation, and rejecting the status quo. EXPERTISE Hannah’s legal career began when she clerked for two justices of the British Columbia Court of Appeal. She has a keen interest in environmental, Indigenous, and child welfare law. Hannah worked at…

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The Reconciliation Ball is in Your Court, AG: BC’s Directives on Civil Litigation involving Indigenous Peoples

Litigation is messy—no one knows this better than Indigenous communities and individuals who have spent countless decades and dollars trying to prove the rights and title they’ve held since time immemorial. And while “[c]ourts are a necessary pillar in the process of reconciliation”,[1] reconciliation is almost always better achieved by what doesn’t happen in the…

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