Justin Fontaine

Associate

He/Him/His
  • jfontaine@jfklaw.ca
  • P 403-389-5666
  • 340 - 1122 Mainland Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 5L1

Justin is an experienced lawyer in the field of Aboriginal, environmental, administrative, and constitutional law.

Justin regularly advises clients on all matters relating to natural resource development projects, including Crown consultation processes, regulatory hearings and environmental assessments. Justin’s recent experience has focused on the environmental assessment and regulatory approval processes for large scale industrial projects, including: oil and natural gas pipelines, oil sands (both mining and in situ), LNG export, offshore drilling, mining (including coal, uranium, and diamonds), electricity generation and transmission, renewables (wind and solar), federal rail, marine terminal infrastructure and marine shipping, and contaminated lands. Justin also practices civil litigation and has experience advising on appeals and judicial reviews in relation to Crown consultation processes and various other approvals.

Justin has appeared before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Justin has also appeared before various administrative tribunals, including: the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, and a Federal-Provincial Joint Review Panel. Justin has advised on matters before the BC Environmental Assessment Office, all levels of BC court, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

Justin is a proud member of Sagkeeng First Nation in Treaty No. 1 territory in Manitoba. Justin was raised in Vancouver and across Vancouver Island. In his spare time, Justin enjoys playing hockey, tennis, and golf, as well as creative writing, trying his hand at cooking new cuisines, and most recently Justin obtained his motorcycle licence.

Highlights

Publications

JFK Welcomes Justin Fontaine!

JFK is pleased to introduce Justin Fontaine to our team. Justin Fontaine joins us as our newest associate. Justin

Christina Gray Interviewed by CBC Unreserved about Indigenous Place Names

Fallen Johnson, of CBC Unreserved, recently interviewed one of the newest associates to join