KATHRYN TUCKER

Barreau du Québec, 2012
Law Society of Ontario, 2008
514-849-2403 ext. 239
ktucker@hutchinslegal.ca

BIOGRAPHY

Kathryn Tucker joined Hutchins Legal Inc. in 2012, having already worked in another Aboriginal law firm in Montreal. Previously, she articled and worked for several environmental justice organizations in Ontario and Massachusetts, as well as an intergovernmental judicial reform centre in Chile.

Kathryn practices litigation regarding Aboriginal and treaty rights at both the federal and provincial level. She has also been involved in judicial review applications and reviews before environmental and energy tribunals. Kathryn represents Aboriginal communities and organizations in Alberta, Ontario, and Québec in their consultation and negotiation processes, particularly with respect to governance and environmental matters.

Kathryn practices in English and French.

EDUCATION

LL.M. in Environmental Law, Vermont Law School, 2013

LL.B. & BCL, McGill University, 2007

BA (Hons) in History & International Development, Queen’s University, 2003

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

Member of the Board of Directors at the Ancient Forest Alliance, 2014-2017.

Sessional instructor in Indigenous Studies, McGill University, 2015.

Executive Member, National Aboriginal Law Section, Canadian Bar Association, 2015-2017.

ARTICLES, PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS

  • “The duty to consult and accommodate following the Supreme Court’s Decisions in Clyde River and the Chippewas of the Thames”, presentation at CBA conference: Développements récents en Matière de consultation autochtone et d’évaluation environnementale, Nov. 8, 2018
  • “Case Comment: Reconciling Aboriginal Rights with International Trade Agreements: Hupacasath First Nation v. Canada“, McGill Int’l J. Sust. Dev. L. & Pol’y, Vol. 8, No. 2 (2013)
  • The Role of the Ecosystem Approach in Ontario’s Land Use Planning Regime. CELA Report #793 (November 2010).
  • “Ottawa flouts its legal obligations in tar sands development”, CCPA Monitor, Vol. 16, Issue 8 (February 2010).
  •  “Restorative Justice Developments in Canada”, Orality and the Formalization of Justice, Sistemas Judiciales/Judicial Systems Journal: 7 (June 2004).