By: Nigel Bankes
PDF Version: Bill C-22 and the Proposed Regime for the Development of Transboundary Oil and Gas Pools and Fields
Proposed legislation commented on: Bill C-22, An Act respecting Canada’s offshore oil and gas operations, enacting the Nuclear Liability and Compensation Act, repealing the Nuclear Liability Act and making consequential amendments to other Acts (Energy Safety and Security Act), Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 62 Elizabeth II, 2013-2014
Bill C-15, An Act to replace the Northwest Territories Act to implement certain provisions of the Northwest Territories Lands and Resources Devolution Agreement and to repeal or make amendments to the Territorial Lands Act, the Northwest Territories Waters Act, the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act, other Acts and certain orders and regulations, (Northwest Territories Act), Second Session, Forty-first Parliament, 62 Elizabeth II, 2013-2014. And see the coordination provision in s 118 of Bill C-22 coordinating the entry into force of the two statutes.
By: Jennifer Koshan
PDF Version: Law Society of Alberta Responds on TWU Law School Issue
Back in February we posted a letter sent by signatories from the University of Calgary and University of Alberta law schools to the Law Society of Alberta concerning the process for approval of Trinity Western University (TWU)’s proposed new law school and the admission of TWU graduates as students at law in Alberta. We asked the Law Society to reconsider its delegation of decision making power to the Federation of Law Societies, or in the alternative, to work together with other Canadian law societies to consider amending the approval criteria to address the issues raised by TWU Law School and its Community Covenant. We received a response from Law Society of Alberta President Kevin Feth QC late last week. The letter: Continue reading
By: Nigel Bankes and Elizabeth Wilman, Workshop Co-Chairs
PDF Version: Summary of Papers and Proceedings from a Workshop on Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations in Alberta, Calgary, January 27 & 28th, 2014
Regulation commented on: Specified Gas Emitters Regulation, Alta. Reg. 139/2007
Background and Format
Largely because of its role as a global energy supplier, Alberta is the largest emitter of greenhouse gases among the Canadian provinces. In 2007 Alberta passed the Specified Gas Emitters Regulation (SGER), Alta. Reg. 139/2007, which is due for renewal in 2014. The purpose of the workshop, Key Issues in the Design of Carbon Management Policies and Regulations, was to provide input to Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (AESRD) to assist in updating and revising the Regulation.