Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M., (Br.Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Professor Bankes is a professor at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law. His teaching and research fall in the areas of resources law, aboriginal law and international environmental law. Professor Bankes was seconded to the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade as professor-in-residence during the academic year 1999-2000. During that time, Professor Bankes worked on the negotiation of a number of multilateral environmental agreements.

Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult

By: Nigel Bankes Case commented on: Buffalo River Dene Nation v. Ministry of Energy and Resources and Scott Land and Lease Ltd., 2014 SKQB 69 PDF version: Crown Oil Sands Dispositions and the Duty to Consult In this decision Justice Currie … Continue reading

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Decision of the High Court of Australia of Interest to Canada’s Energy Bar

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Decision of the High Court of Australia of Interest to Canada’s Energy Bar Decision commented on: Electricity Generation Corporation v Woodside Energy Ltd, [2014] HCA 7 In this majority decision the High Court of Australia … Continue reading

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Bill C-22 and the Proposed Regime for the Development of Transboundary Oil and Gas Pools and Fields

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 … Continue reading

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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

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 … Continue reading

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The Utilities Commission and the Court are Powerless to Prevent Unjustly Discriminatory Rates; The Fat Lady is Singing – Loudly

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Utilities Commission and the Court are Powerless to Prevent Unjustly Discriminatory Rates; The Fat Lady is Singing – Loudly Case commented on: Williams Energy (Canada) Inc v Alberta Utilities Commission, 2014 ABCA 51 The … Continue reading

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Pushing Back, Lock[e], Stock and Barrel on the Availability of Summary Judgment in Oil and Gas Lease Cases

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Pushing Back, Lock[e], Stock and Barrel on the Availability of Summary Judgment in Oil and Gas Lease Cases Case commented on: P. Burns Resources Limited v Locke, Stock and Barrel Company Ltd., 2014 ABCA 40  This … Continue reading

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What is the Test for Leave to Appeal from the Decision of a Regulatory Tribunal in Alberta?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: What is the Test for Leave to Appeal from the Decision of a Regulatory Tribunal in Alberta? Case commented on: Judd v Alberta Energy Resources Conservation Board, 2014 ABCA 41 The provincial legislature has chosen … Continue reading

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The Limits to Summary Judgement in Oil and Gas Compensatory Royalty Cases

By Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Limits to Summary Judgement in Oil and Gas Compensatory Royalty Cases Case commented on: Laird v Sword Energy Inc., 2014 ABQB 13. This decision of Justice Don Manderscheid confirms that it will a rare … Continue reading

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The WTO Panel Decision on the EU’s Rules on the Marketing of Seal Products: Who Won and Who Lost?

By Elizabeth Whitsitt and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The WTO Panel Decision on the EU’s Rules on the Marketing of Seal Products: Who Won and Who Lost? Decisions commented on:  World Trade Organization (WTO) Panel Report, European Communities – Measures … Continue reading

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What are the Rules Governing Consents to Assignments of Pipeline Easements across Indian Reserves?

PDF Version: What are the Rules Governing Consents to Assignments of Pipeline Easements across Indian Reserves?  Case commented on: Coldwater Indian Band v Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, 2013 FC 1138 This case raises the question of the … Continue reading

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