Ovide Mercredi to speak at OBA Institute

  • January 27, 2014

Ovide Mercredi to speak at OBA Institute

Treaties must be “honoured and enforced”

Ovide Mercredi, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is speaking at the Ontario Bar Association’s annual OBA Institute event.

Mercredi, a Cree from Manitoba, played a key role in both the Meech Lake Accord and Charlottetown Accord constitutional discussions, as well as the helping to resolve the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec.

Mercredi will speak Feb. 7 at 4 pm on why treaties must be both “honoured and enforced” at the OBA’s Aborginal Law section program. His talk promises to be both thought-provoking, and newsworthy.

OBA Institute, an annual continuing professional development conference for lawyers, features 310 speakers and 24 exhibitors. It happens Feb. 6-7 at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre and Feb. 8 at the OBA’s convention centre at 20 Toronto Street.

Details on the Aboriginal Law section program, including the speech by Ovide Mercredi, can be found at:

Details and information on how to register can be found at oba.org/Institute2014