All in First Nations Law

Successfully negotiated a major land securement agreement with the Ontario Realty Corporation as part of the Seaton Land Exchange, in Pickering Ontario.  Four ancient Huron-Wendat village sites were identified through a Class Environmental Assessment and preserved. In honour of Ms Heather Bastien’s advocacy on behalf of her nation, one of the sites was re-named the “Sebastien” site. Artefacts from the 2.5 hectares (6 acres) site have been firmly dated to the Middle Iroquoian period (A.D. 1275-1325). 

Successfully represented the Friends of Fraser Wetlands Inc. and Curve Lake First Nation. The clients were in opposition to an application for a 60-lot condominium development on a property with 6.2 km of untouched shoreline on Stony Lake, adjacent to two Provincially Significant Wetlands.  At a three-week hearing, the application was denied.