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    Mitchell is an associate in the Vancouver office of Lawson Lundell. His practice focuses on litigation with a particular emphasis in environmental, Indigenous, and regulatory matters.

    Mitchell has experience in a wide variety of ...

Posted in Environmental

On December 21, 2022, Order in Council No. 692 (OIC 692) came into effect, ultimately subjecting the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to the Direction entitled “British Columbia Utilities Commission Respecting Cryptocurrency Mining Projects” (the Direction).[1] Ultimately, OIC 692 aims to preserve B.C.’s clean electricity supply to support the Province’s ...

Posted in Indigenous Law

On June 11, 2021, the B.C. government released its Draft Action Plan relating to the implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (“DRIPA”). The Draft Action Plan arrives two years after the B.C. government unanimously passed DRIPA – ambitious legislation that adopts the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples ...


On July 16, 2020, the federal government released the Strategic Assessment of Climate Change, July 2020 (“SACC”). The SACC includes rules and obligations that apply to designated projects under the federal Impact Assessment Act (“IAA”). In particular, the SACC outlines requirements for project proponents in relation to greenhouse gas (“GHG”) emissions ...


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