The AME BC Speaker Series is a networking lunch event held three times a year that provides invaluable opportunities for members to connect with industry leaders to gain first-hand accounts of current and upcoming issues in the mineral exploration and development sector. Non-members are welcome to attend.
Tom Issac - "Aboriginal Legal Issues in BC's Exploration and Mining Sectors: Opportunities and Challenges"
The second installment of the 2013/2014 AME BC Speaker Series Luncheons event featured Thomas Isaac, Partner and Leader National Aboriginal Law Practice of Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP.
Mr. Isaac's talk, titled “Aboriginal Legal Issues
in BC's Exploration and Mining Sectors: Opportunities and Challenges”,
outlined some of the key issues facing the exploration and
development sector in BC from an aboriginal law perspective including
some of the prevailing myths regarding aboriginal law in BC, why the
mineral tenure system in BC works and what future challenges the
industry will be facing in this area in the future.
Click here to read Thomas Isaac's Biography
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AME BC would sincerely like to thank our sponsors of the 2013/2014 Series:
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2013/2014 Speaker Series
Friday, October 4 - Honourable Bill Bennett, Minister of Energy and Mines.
Our first instalment of the 2013/2014 Speaker Series was held on Friday, October 4, 2013 at the Sutton Place Hotel Vancouver and featured Honourable Bill Bennett. He provided the audience with an update on current
issues in the mineral exploration and development industry including
taxation, permitting and environmental assessment, Aboriginal
engagement, and public geoscience. The talk was titled: BC Government’s Mineral Exploration & Mining Strategy - Where We’re At Now and Where We’re Heading.
Click here to read Hon. Bill Bennett's Biography.
There were several questions asked during the Q&A portion of the event and due to time constraints AME BC was not able to ask them all. AME BC submitted the unanswered questions to Minister Bennett and his office.
Click here to read the answers they provided.
Click here to view the photos from the event.