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Emilie N. Lahaie

Emilie N. Lahaie

elahaie@casselsbrock.com
Telephone: 778 372 7651
Fax: 604 691 6120

Vancouver
Suite 2200, HSBC Building
885 West Georgia Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 3E8
Canada

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Emilie N. Lahaie is an associate in our Aboriginal Law Group, working on Aboriginal legal matters and related environmental assessments, negotiations and regulatory and constitutional issues. She offers extensive experience in administrative law, civil litigation, human rights advocacy and law reform.

Emilie has represented clients at various administrative tribunals, including the Ontario Human Rights Tribunal and Ontario Coroner’s Court and in the Residential Schools Independent Process. She has also appeared on matters before the Ontario Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, Federal Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court of Canada. In 2017, Emilie appeared before the Senate Committee for Aboriginal Peoples to testify in regards to the potential impact of Bill S-3.

Prior to joining Cassels Brock, Emilie worked directly with clients from the urban Indigenous community of Toronto through an agency established by the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

Education

University of Toronto, J.D., 2014

Western University, M.A., 2011

Western University, B.Mus., 2009

Publications, Newsletters and Articles

Legal Options for On-reserve Resource Development Projects

Call to the bar

British Columbia, 2018
Ontario, 2015

Associations

  • Ontario Bar Association (Executive Member, Aboriginal Law Section)

Achievements

  • Nominee, Canada’s Top 25 Most Influential Lawyers 2017 (Canadian Lawyer Magazine)
  • Recipient, Callwood Fellowship 2012 (Pro Bono Students Canada)
     

Pro Bono/Community Involvement

  • Assisted in the organization and running of a legal summer program for high-school aged Aboriginal youth from across Canada through the University of Toronto – the program introduced youth to basic legal skills, including Aboriginal specific legal issues such as the Duty to Consult
  • Worked with the John Howard Society’s Native Inmate Liaison Office Program to draft a report on C-10 and its effects on Gladue court and create materials for Aboriginal inmates detailing various legal and social services available through the Ontario correctional system
     

Expertise

Aboriginal
Business
Litigation
Regulatory