Mélanie Power | Vice Chair
Public Law and Litigation, Vancouver, BC
Mélanie focuses her practice on public law and litigation. She has a keen interest in Aboriginal, constitutional, human rights and minority language rights law.
Mélanie assists and advises Aboriginal clients on a wide variety of matters, including the duty to consult, Aboriginal rights and title advocacy and litigation, and language and cultural rights. She advocates on behalf of Aboriginal clients in communications with government and industry proponents. Mélanie has also gained particular experience negotiating and drafting impact benefit agreements in relation to proposed developments in the mining, energy, aquaculture and tourism industries.
Mélanie further assists and advises educational institutions, including school boards across Canada, with respect to federal-provincial funding agreements and minority-language education protected by Section 23 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
Mélanie practices in both French and English. She is conversant in Spanish and continues to study and improve her Spanish-language skills.