John Donihee
Of Counsel

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

45 O'Connor St, Suite 700
Ottawa, ON K1P 1A4
Phone: (613) 217-8521
E-mail: jdonihee@willmsshier.com
 
 
 

John Donihee, BSc (Hons), MES, LLB, LLM, is one of Canada’s foremost experts in environmental, regulatory, administrative and Aboriginal law in Canada’s north. He focuses on environmental approvals for resource development, land claims implementation and modern treaties in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He has extensive experience in land and water regulation, environmental impact assessment, wildlife management and land use planning law. He advises industry, Aboriginal groups, governments and co-management tribunals involved in environmental impact assessment and land and water regulation for resource development projects in the Northwest Territories and Nunavut. He represents land claims organizations in regulatory proceedings and provides advice to Aboriginal organizations about developing and implementing land use plans. He negotiates impact benefits agreements for Inuit, Inuvialuit, government and project developers. Northern governments and Aboriginal organizations have retained him for advice about developing new wildlife and species at risk legislation and advising wildlife co-management tribunals. John has developed management frameworks for water on Aboriginal lands as well as for management of the regulation of land and water by northern tribunals.


Year Called to the Bar:1989 (NT); 1989 (AB); 1999 (NU)
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