Ovide Mercredi to speak today at OBA Institute

  • February 05, 2014

Treaties must be “honoured and enforced”

Ovide Mercredi, the former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations, is speaking today 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 helping to resolve the 1990 Oka crisis in Quebec.

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

OBA Institute, an annual continuing professional development conference for lawyers, features more than 300 speakers and 24 exhibitors. It continues today at Toronto’s Westin Harbour Castle Convention Centre and Feb. 8 at the OBA’s convention centre at 20 Toronto Street.

With more than 1,800 lawyers attending, it is the largest legal conference of its kind in Canada.

Details on the Aboriginal Law section program, including the speech by Ovide Mercredi, can be found at: http://oba.org/Institute2014/programListing/Friday/Aboriginal-Law-PM

Details and information can be found at oba.org/Institute2014