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.

Some Things Have Changed but Much Remains the Same: the New Canadian Energy Regulator

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Some Things Have Changed but Much Remains the Same: the New Canadian Energy Regulator Bill Commented On: Bill C-69, An Act to enact the Impact Assessment Act and the Canadian Energy Regulator Act, to amend the … Continue reading

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TMX v Burnaby: When Do Delays by a Municipal (or Provincial) Permitting Authority Trigger Paramountcy and Interjurisdictional Immunity?

By: Nigel Bankes and Martin Olszynski PDF Version: TMX v Burnaby: When Do Delays by a Municipal (or Provincial) Permitting Authority Trigger Paramountcy and Interjurisdictional Immunity? Decision Commented On: National Energy Board, Reasons for Decision (18 January 2018) in support of … Continue reading

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Specific Performance of a Right of First Refusal in the Context of a Facilities Agreement

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Specific Performance of a Right of First Refusal in the Context of a Facilities Agreement Decision Commented On: Canlin Resources Partnership v Husky Oil Operations Limited, 2018 ABQB 24 (CanLII) Canlin and Husky are successors in … Continue reading

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The Complaint Jurisdiction of the AUC with Respect to the AESO

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The Complaint Jurisdiction of the AUC with Respect to the AESO Decisions Commented On: (1) AUC Decision, 22367-D01-2017, Enel Alberta Wind Inc. General Partner of the Castle Rock Ridge Limited Partnership Complaint Pursuant to Section 26 … Continue reading

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Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Cowper-Smith and the Law of Proprietary Estoppel: Implications for the Oil and Gas Lease? Case Commented On: Cowper-Smith v Morgan, 2017 SCC 61 (CanLII) The Supreme Court of Canada handed down its decision in Cowper-Smith v … Continue reading

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