Justin Fontaine

Associate

He/Him/His
  • jfontaine@jfklaw.ca
  • P 604-687-0549 ext 302
  • C 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’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 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 also an experienced advisor with respect to Indigenous rights and interests, regulatory compliance and planning, and historic environmental contamination assessment in complex corporate transactions. Justin also regularly negotiates various forms of agreement between Indigenous communities and industry.

 

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