We have opinions.

And we want to share them. Whether it’s at speaking engagements, in publications or in our blog. Think of this as the MT+Co. highlight reel.

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  • Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s Fight Continues

    WE STAND HERE TOGETHER as Tsleil-Waututh people and we say ‘no.’ We say ‘no’ the risk is too great. Our obligation is not to oil. Our obligation is to our land, our water, our people, our life, our snəwayəɬ. According to our snəwayəɬ, our law, this project represents a risk that we the Tsleil-Waututh people,… Read more »

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  • Grand Theft Articling

    The Supreme Court of British Columbia’s recent decision in Acumen Law Corporation v. Ojanen highlights that even lawyers can benefit from speaking to employment lawyers before terminating an employee. Case Overview Acumen Law is a Vancouver law firm that specializes in defending individuals charged with criminal offences while driving. The Plaintiff, Ms. Ojanen began working… Read more »

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  • 3 MT+Co. Lawyers Recognized in Best Lawyers in Canada 2020

    We are pleased to announce that 3 of our lawyers have each been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2020 Edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada, and have been recognized in multiple practice areas including Aboriginal Law, Natural Resources Law, Environmental Law, Corporate Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions Law. Rob Miller in… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. We’re Proud of Our People – Pride Edition.

    We’re proud of what our people do inside and outside of our organization. And what better way to celebrate our people than to showcase our people and the organizations they devote time to? In this edition, we’re sharing our people’s involvement with the LGBTQ2S community in a 3:28 minute read. Erin Lester | Project Manager… Read more »

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  • First Nations and Cannabis Jurisdiction: The Calm before the Storm?

    The legalization of cannabis for non-medicinal (“recreational”) purposes last year was greatly anticipated by many Canadians throughout the country. Concerns were raised by the Senate’s Indigenous caucus around the lack of consultation and accommodation in the drafting of cannabis laws, and despite their recommendation to delay legalization by a year in order to adequately address… Read more »

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  • Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups – PART 3 of 3

    Starting Up? As promised, business lawyers Emily Savage and Yvan Guy Larocque bring you the third and final part to a three-part series – Top 10 Legal Tips for Start-Ups. To refresh your memory (or get up to speed), check out Part 1 and Part 2. 7. Leverage Small Business Tax Incentives If death and taxes… Read more »

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  • Transparency Register: Lifting the Curtain on Private Companies

    British Columbia is following the Canadian trend of increased transparency of corporate ownership with Bill 24 – 2019, Business Corporations Amendment Act, 2019 (“Bill 24”). Bill 24 received royal assent on May 16, 2019, and though not currently in force, the changes are expected to come into force imminently, by regulation. When Bill 24 comes… Read more »

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  • Becoming a Hereditary Chief – A Conversation with Merle Alexander on National Indigenous Peoples Day

    On a car trip out to T’iyt Tribe territory to visit MT+Co. clients, I had the chance to ask Merle Alexander, lawyer and Principal of First Nations Economic Development at MT+Co., a few questions about his recent recognition as a hereditary chief in his coastal Tsimshian community of Kitasoo. The hereditary leaders of Kitasoo (also… Read more »

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  • Pipeline Dream + Constitutional Nightmare: Trans Mountain is Approved (Again)

    On June 18, 2019, in a decision that came as no surprise, the Governor-in-Council (“GiC”) approved the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (“TMX”)—a major pipeline project in which Canada wears the hats of Crown fiduciary, regulator and, as of around this time last year, owner. While there may be several sides to the debate over the… Read more »

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  • MT+Co. and First Nations Equity Ownership at the Indigenous Opportunities Forum

    I had the opportunity to attend the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Indigenous Opportunities Forum last Friday at the Fairmont Hotel. After a beautiful welcome to the territory by Chief Leah George-Wilson of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation (and lawyer at MT+Co.), Tamara Napoleon, Principal at MT+Co. and Co-leader of the Indigenous Law Group, moderated a panel… Read more »

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