Author Archives: David Laidlaw

About David Laidlaw

David K. Laidlaw, BSc. Computer Science and Economics, University of Calgary, 1985; LLB Dalhousie University 1988 and LLM University of Calgary 2013, admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1989. After 20 years in private practice in Calgary, David has returned to Law School to obtain his LLM in 2013. Having practiced briefly in Aboriginal law in the early 1990's his ongoing interest in the area has led him to explore Aboriginal law and its implications. He is currently engaged in research in aboriginal issues for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law (CIRL). In addition to Aboriginal law, his research interests include legal history and the philosophy of law.

Alberta Energy Regulator: Split Jurisdiction Implications for Crown Consultation?

PDF version: Alberta Energy Regulator: Split Jurisdiction Implications for Crown Consultation? Legislation considered: Responsible Energy Development Act, SA 2012, c 17; Designation of Constitutional Decision Makers Regulation, AR 69/2006 The new single Alberta Energy Regulator under the Responsible Energy Development Act, has been … Continue reading

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Gardening on Vacant Land –Through Calgary’s Lens

PDF version: Gardening on Vacant Land –Through Calgary’s Lens Comment: Gardening on Vacant Land in Calgary – Part II The ABlawg post Part I of Gardening on Vacant Land in Calgary, Verdant History, Volatile Endeavor, described the rich history of … Continue reading

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Gardening on Vacant Land –Verdant History, Volatile Endeavor

PDF version: Gardening on Vacant Land –Verdant History, Volatile Endeavor Comment: Gardening on vacant land in Calgary – Part I On the Victoria Day long-weekend in 2012, Donna Clarke and some volunteers planted potatoes on a vacant lot next door … Continue reading

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Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala

PDF version: Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala  Case considered: Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala First Nation v British Columbia (Environment), 2011 BCSC 620 (“Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala“) In the Da’naxda’xw/Awaetlala case, Madam Justice Fisher was faced with a different type of duty to consult and accommodate issue. While this is a … Continue reading

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Water Rights and Water Stewardship: What About Aboriginal Peoples?

PDF version: Water Rights and Water Stewardship: What About Aboriginal Peoples? Introduction The province of Alberta is currently reviewing its approach to the allocation, licensing and transfer of water rights. The government has received advice from a number of groups of … Continue reading

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