650 W Georgia St, Suite 3000, PO Box 11635, Vancouver, BC
Year called to bar: 1991
In addition to his broad experience in civil litigation, Doug provides strategic business and legal advice to First Nations, the Crown, and industry about transportation infrastructure and resource development projects. He was a chief negotiator for the Government of Canada in the BC Treaty process (2007–2014). In 2013, the Government of Canada retained Doug to provide advice about Aboriginal participation in the development of oil and natural gas pipelines and related infrastructure in Alberta and British Columbia. His report to the Prime Minister entitled Forging Partnerships, Building Relationships: Aboriginal Canadians and Energy Development was published in December 2013. In July 2014, the Minister of Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development appointed Doug to lead engagement with Aboriginal groups and key stakeholders for the review and reform of the comprehensive land claims policy. His report entitledA New Direction: Advancing Aboriginal and Treaty Rights was published in April 2015. Doug regularly presents papers and participates as a speaker at professional and industry seminars and conferences. He was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1992.