Patrick Canning ('06)

2006 Environmental MELP Graduate

I articled in 2008 with the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, with a month at the Ministry of Natural Resources. I then moved into a senior policy position with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, as the parks and protected areas specialist on the Algonquin Land Claim, the only comprehensive land claim in Ontario. In that position I created a unique package that was embraced by both parties and has become part of final settlement. After that I took a break and travelled for six months, and landed in Vancouver, where I did contract work for a year before moving to Tofino, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. In Tofino I do general practice, environmental, and First Nations law. This is the site of the 1993 blockades that brought forestry to its knees in BC, and I have been priveleged to take part in cutting-edge environmental and First Nations issues, and to sit on the boards of grassroots organizations driving change in BC.