Navigating the Law: Series 2 is back this February!

Navigating the Law: Series 2 is back this February!

Manitoba Eco-Network’s free legal education webinars are back in 2024 with more discussion topics and speakers. Navigating the Law to Protect the Environment is a public education initiative that invites expert panelists to share their insights with activists, lawyers, students, and community members to provide information on how to effectively engage with environmental law. Equip yourself with the legal know-how on environmental matters! Our next webinar focuses on mining and critical minerals:

What’s Next for Manitoba? – Mining and Critical Materials
Tuesday, February 20, 2024
12:00 PM CST
Online via Zoom

We’ve invited Katrine Dilay (Legal Counsel, Public Interest Law Centre), Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick (Professor, Geography, University of Winnipeg), and Jamie Kneen (Canada Program Co-Lead & Outreach Coordinator, MiningWatch) to join us for a discussion about mining developments and the impacts from this sector on the environment and health of local communities.

Navigating the Law to Protect the Environment is a partnership between the Manitoba Eco-Network, the University of Winnipeg, and the Public Interest Law Centre, with funding from the Manitoba Law Foundation.

Guest Speakers

Katrine Dilay is a graduate of Robson Hall, Faculty of Law at the University of Manitoba. She was called to the bar in 2016. She joined the Public Interest Law Centre (PILC) as an articling student in 2015 and has worked as a staff lawyer with PILC since 2016. In her work, she has represented consumer organizations, disability groups and equality seeking groups, as well as First Nations political organizations. Katrine practises mostly in the areas of consumer rights, human rights and environmental law. She has appeared before the Public Utilities Board, the National Energy Board, the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission, the Social Services Appeal Board and the Manitoba Court of Appeal.

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Fitzpatrick (she/her) is a Professor in the Department of Geography and an Instructor in the Master’s of Development Practice – Indigenous Focus – at The University of Winnipeg. Dr. Fitzpatrick’s research focuses on different aspects of environmental governance in Canada. Over the past 20 years, she has been actively involved in 15 regulatory hearings related to mining and/or energy developments.

As the Canada Program Co-Lead and Outreach Coordinator, Jamie Kneen leads MiningWatch’s work on mining policy development and individual mining projects in western and northern Canada. He leads policy reform efforts and provides strategic and technical support to communities affected by mineral exploration and mining projects. He also leads the organization’s strategic research and communications, as well as research and advocacy in Africa (and previously, Latin America), as well as on mine waste management, mining and Indigenous rights, uranium mining, and environmental assessment policy and practice in Canada.

For more information on this project and webinars from past series, head to Navigating the Law.