Keith advises private sector, public sector and government clients throughout Canada on Indigenous law and energy/regulatory matters. He appears as counsel before regulatory tribunals and all levels of Superior and Appellate Courts, including the SCC. He acts for clients in the natural resource industries including mining, oil & gas, LNG, pipelines, hydroelectric generation and transmission, aquaculture & power projects. He advises clients on the extent of the duty to consult and, if necessary, accommodate, in respect of potential adverse effects to Indigenous rights or title by major industrial projects. He acts as counsel for proponents seeking regulatory permits and approvals and assists with the development of consultation programs and the negotiation of impact-benefit agreements. He represents project proponents and governments in appeals and judicial reviews challenging project approvals. He is recognized for Aboriginal law in Chambers Canada and Global, The Best Lawyers in Canada and Benchmark Canada for Aboriginal, energy, and natural resources litigation. He was named Aboriginal Law Litigator of the Year by Benchmark Canada (2013, 2014, 2017) and Aboriginal Law Lawyer of the Year in Vancouver (2019) by Best Lawyers. He is a member of the Bars of BC, Nunavut, NWT & Yukon.
Year Called to the Bar:
1997 (BC); 2000 (NU); 2000 (NT); 2010 (YT)
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