Blair Feltmate

Associate

He/Him/His
  • bfeltmate@jfklaw.ca
  • P 604-687-0549 ext 300
  • 340 - 1122 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1

Blair holds a Juris Doctor with a specialization in Aboriginal Law and Environmental and Natural Resources Law from the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.

Prior to law, Blair worked at a public consultation and community engagement consulting firm. In this capacity, he performed a public- and client-facing role in contentious environments ranging from housing policy to water treatment to large scale resource and infrastructure projects. This work ignited Blair’s passion to work at the intersection of the environment, natural resources, and Indigenous rights and economic development.

Committed to improving access to justice, during law school Blair completed a clinical term at the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic where he advised Indigenous clients in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, his second year summer was spent conducting legal needs research for the Law Foundation of BC, and immediately prior to beginning his articles with JFK, Blair assisted Dr. Carol Liao, a professor at the Peter A. Allard School of Law, with research in the area of access to justice, non-profit law, and corporate social responsibility.

In Blair’s spare time he loves to travel and enjoy the outdoors. Excited to learn about the area he calls home, Blair hikes, paddles, and explores the Pacific Northwest any chance he gets.

Highlights

Publications

Constitutionality of Indigenous child welfare law to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada

UPDATE: The SCC has extended the usual timeline for filing interventions. The deadline for

 
IMPORTANT DEADLINE APPROACHING: Band Reparations Class Action

This blog is about an ongoing residential schools class action claim open to Indigenous groups (“Bands”). The deadline to