Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M. (UBC). Professor. Chair of Natural Resources Law. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Claims to Copyright Trumped by Expiration of Statutory Confidentiality Period

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Claims to Copyright Trumped by Expiration of Statutory Confidentiality Period Case Commented On: Geophysical Service Incorporated v EnCana Corporation, 2017 ABCA 125 In reserved reasons, a unanimous Court of Appeal has affirmed Justice Eidsvik’s decision at … Continue reading

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Majority of the Court of Appeal Confirms Chief Justice Wittmann’s Redwater Decision

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Majority of the Court of Appeal Confirms Chief Justice Wittmann’s Redwater Decision Case Commented On: Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited, 2017 ABCA 124 (CanLII) The background to this case is discussed in my post … Continue reading

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Details of Alberta’s First Renewable Program Competition Announced: A Comment on the Dispute Resolution Procedure and Change of Law Provisions

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Details of Alberta’s First Renewable Program Competition Announced: A Comment on the Dispute Resolution Procedure and Change of Law Provisions Documents commented on: (1) AESO, Request for Expressions of Interest for the first renewable electricity program … Continue reading

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The End of Economic Withholding in Alberta’s Electricity Market?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The End of Economic Withholding in Alberta’s Electricity Market? Matter Commented On: Market Surveillance Administrator, Notice to Participants and Stakeholders Re: Consultation re Revocation of Offer Behaviour Enforcement Guidelines, March 17, 2017 On March 17, 2017 … Continue reading

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Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Reasons, Respect and Reconciliation Case Commented On: Kainaiwa/Blood Tribe v Alberta (Energy), 2017 ABQB 107 (CanLII) Reconciliation between Canada’s settler society and First Nations and other indigenous communities certainly requires mutual respect but it should also … Continue reading

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