Candice S. Metallic
4-469 Kokomis Inamo Suite 6
Pikwakanagan, ON K0J1X0
Candice S. Metallic is a citizen of the Listuguj Mi’gmaq Nation. She was called as a member of the provincial bar in British Columbia (1997) and Ontario (2006), and currently practices as a Partner with Maurice Law Barristers & Solicitors since 2009. Her office is based on the reserve of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation in Ontario.
Candice devotes her practice to the protection and implementation of Aboriginal and Treaty rights for First Nation clients. Candice’s practice currently focuses on assisting First Nations in developing governance and economic capacity; preparing and negotiating the resolution of land claims and natural resource agreements; and the implementation of Treaties. As part of this wide practice area, Candice also advises on the application of the law related to consultation and accommodation of First Nation rights and interests, fisheries, citizenship and human rights.
Candice developed an expertise in Indigenous Law through her vast and diverse experience, beginning in her early years by working with the Aboriginal Justice Clinic in Vancouver, British Columbia where she represented under-privileged Indigenous peoples in the criminal justice system; while practising as an associate with Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP in constitutional litigation for First Nations, including the seminal case of Delgamuukw v. British Columbia at the Supreme Court of Canada; as legal counsel to the former Indian Claims Commission, which was a Commission of Inquiry examining First Nation specific claims; as in-house legal counsel to the Assembly of First Nations and as counsel to the Honourable Frank Iacobucci in the “Independent Review of First Nations on Juries in Ontario.”
Candice has also recently began acting as counsel to Senator Murray Sinclair in the Investigation into the Thunder Bay Police Services Board. She also serves on the Indigenous Advisory Group for the Law Society of Upper Canada.
Community Engagement & Presentations
• Indigenous Advisory Group, Law Society of Upper Canada (2015-present)
• Guest Speaker, Ontario Power Generation Board of Directors: “The Indigenous Landscape of Resource Development in Canada” (2015)
• Co-Presenter of Ethics and Professionalism Workshop at Annual Conferences, Indigenous Bar Association (2014-2016)
• Moderator, Canada 2020: “Aboriginal Peoples and Economic Development: Removing Barriers to Success” (April 29, 2016)
• Presenter, Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada Convention: “Mutual Prosperity in the Resources/Mining Sector in Canada: Successful Agreements with Indigenous Nations” (March 3, 2015)
• Guest Lecturer, Banff School of Management – Negotiation and Skills Training (2011-2014)
• Guest Lecturer, Osgood Hall Law School, University of Ottawa Faculty of Law (various)
• Presenter, Canadian Institute, Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law Seminar: “How the Courts have shaped Aboriginal Law & Applying the Tests Laid Out by the Supreme Court of Canada” (June 18-19, 2012)
• Presenter, Maurice Law, Specific Claims Conference (June 9, 2011)