Renée Pelletier
Managing Partner

Olthuis, Kleer, Townshend LLP

250 University Ave, Fl 8
Toronto, ON M5H 3E5
Phone: (416) 981-9456
Fax: (416) 981-9350

Renée Pelletier is the managing partner at OKT. Renée is of Maliseet ancestry. Her practice includes work on Aboriginal, treaty rights litigation and specific claims. She has litigated judicial review applications and appeared before various levels of courts on motions, trials and appeals. Renée was cited by the Supreme Court of Canada in the high-profile case R. v Ipeelee, 2012 SCC 13. Renée regularly advises and represents her Indigenous clients on consultation matters, regulatory and environmental matters, reserve land management and impacts and benefits agreements. Renée is especially passionate about assisting her Indigenous clients in achieving greater self-determination. She also strives to incorporate the legal traditions of her Indigenous clients into the work she does on their behalf. Renée has also served as a member of the Independent Federal Environmental Assessment Expert Review Panel. The Panel engaged Canadians and Indigenous peoples and provided recommendations to the Government of Canada on reforms to federal environmental assessment processes. Renée is a member of the New Brunswick and Ontario Bars. She is French Acadian, her first language is French, and she is fluently bilingual in both French and English. Renée is a member of the Indigenous Bar Association.

Year Called to the Bar:2002 (ON); 2013 (NB)
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