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Gregory J. McDade* Q.C


Gregory J. McDade* Q.C

Senior Counsel
*Law Corporation

Assistant: Kim Kayley

Notable Legal Activities: 

Business, Major Project and Accommodation Agreements, including:

  • Whistler/Blackcomb Master Development Agreements, in progress
  • Prince Rupert Port Expansion, Road-Rail Terminal, Canpotex Terminal (potash), Ridley Coal Port (for Coast Tsimshian), complete, implementation in progress
  • British Columbia pipeline issues (oil, LNG. Enbridge, Kinder-Morgan)
  • Yukon (mineral and Final Agreement implementation)
  • Pacific Trails Natural Gas Pipeline limited partnership (for 15 First Nations, Carrier – Sekani)
  • Mining Agreement Negotiations (interior B.C., Yukon, Ontario)
  • Tree Farm Licence and Forest Licence purchases and General Counsel (Lax Kw’alaams and Squamish Nations), formation of Whistler Community Forest Licence)
  • Sea – to – Sky Highway Accommodation Agreement (Squamish)
  • Proposed Ski Hill developments (Garibaldi, Coquihalla)
  • Forest and Range Agreements
  • Independent Power Project negotiations (Lower mainland, interior, and North Coast)
  • BC Hydro Transmission lines negotiations (Lower mainland, interior, and North Coast)
  • Land Use Planning, Squamish Nation Xay Temixw Land Use Planning process (2001), Lax Kw’alaams (Prince Rupert),
  • Real Estate Development, corporate and negotiations advice

Community Involvement:

  • Honorary Board member, Ecojustice Canada Society (formerly Sierra Legal Defence Fund Society)
  • Honorary Board member, West Coast Environmental Law Association
  • Board of Directors, VanCity Credit Union (Canada’s largest credit union) (former Chair)
  • Former Board member, Smart Growth (B.C.), Citizen’s Bank of Canada, Labor Environmental Alliance Society and others

Public Policy Appointments:

  • Burns Bog Ecosystems Review (1999-2000) BC Government
  • Gulf Islands National Park Public Consultation (2000) Federal Government
  • Inquiry into the Draining of Downton Lake (1996) BC Min of Environment

B.C. First Nations’ lawyers say Ottawa failed to consult on Trans Mountain expansion