Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Latest Past Events

Delayed and denied: The challenges faced by Canadians with rare disorders

 Fewer new drugs for rare disorders come to Canada relative to the US and Europe. Canada has set-up barriers that delay or deny access to new drugs for many patients with unmet or poorly met healthcare needs. This leaves vulnerable Canadians at a serious disadvantage. This webinar will highlight how these barriers impact Canadians […]

Assessing the Impact of the Impact Assessment Act ruling

 On October 13th, 2023, the Supreme Court of Canada, in a 5-2 decision, held that the majority of the Impact Assessment Act was outside Parliament’s law-making authority and thus unconstitutional. The decision is highly significant in its delineation of federal and provincial jurisdiction. The Court reiterated that the federal government must be careful to […]

First Nations and the energy to succeed

Indigenous communities have unique and incredibly complex relationships with the oil, gas and pipeline sectors. Media coverage emphasizes - and distorts - Indigenous engagement by focusing on the comparatively small numbers of conflicts with developers. After thoughtful local debate, many Indigenous communities, in fact, choose to pursue careful partnerships with energy firms. This webinar, presented […]