Kenneth Tyler is National Head of our Aboriginal Law Focus Group and a partner in our Environmental, Municipal, Expropriation and Regulatory Group. Based in Vancouver, Ken is a litigator who focuses his practice on Aboriginal and Constitutional Law. He has experience with trials and appeals at all levels of court relating to Aboriginal and Treaty rights, the Division of Powers between the federal and provincial legislatures, and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Ken also advises clients on issues related to contracting with First Nations, and the scope of Aboriginal and Treaty Rights.
Before joining Ladner Downs, a predecessor firm to BLG, in 1998, Ken managed the Constitutional Law Unit of the Department of Justice for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador, was Coordinator of Constitutional Relations with the Constitutional Branch for the Saskatchewan Department of Justice, Constitutional Relations Officer and Crown Attorney with the Constitutional Branch of the Saskatchewan Department of Justice, and was President of Tyler, Wright & Daniel Ltd., a small research consulting firm that specialized in historical research on Native land claims and that gave him extensive knowledge regarding the history of western Canada. .