Navigating the Law – What’s Next for Manitoba: Mining and Critical Minerals

Navigating the Law – What’s Next for Manitoba: Mining and Critical Minerals

There has been increasing interest from government and industry in the extraction and development of critical minerals and other mining projects in Manitoba. Please join us for a discussion with legal and mining experts about mining developments and the impacts from this sector on the environment and health of local communities. Learn about changes to law and policy in Manitoba that could strengthen protections for the public and vulnerable communities, and gain a better understanding of existing tools, like the National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) database, that can be used by citizens to inform their engagement in regulatory processes associated with critical minerals and mining.

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.

You can see the slides for each guest speaker below:

Katrine Dilay Slides

Dr. Patricia Fitzpatrick Slides

Jamie Kneen Slides