Author Archives: Nigel Bankes

About Nigel Bankes

B.A., M.A. (Cantab.), LL.M., (Br.Col.). Professor. Member of the Alberta Bar. Please click here for more information.

Entitlements Protected by a Property Rule vs Entitlements Protected by a Liability Rule; or FPIC vs Regulated Access

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Entitlements Protected by a Property Rule vs Entitlements Protected by a Liability Rule; or FPIC vs Regulated Access Case Commented On: Sproule v Altalink Management Ltd, 2015 ABQB 153 AltaLink is building a transmission line … Continue reading

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The AER and the Values of Efficiency, Flexibility, Transparency and Participation: Best in Class?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: The AER and the Values of Efficiency, Flexibility, Transparency and Participation: Best in Class? Matter Commented On: AER Bulletin, 2015-05 and an amendment to the Oil and Gas Conservation Rules creating the concept of a … Continue reading

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Providing an Effective Remedy for the ISO’s Unlawful Line Loss Rule

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Providing an Effective Remedy for the ISO’s Unlawful Line Loss Rule Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 790-D02-2015, Milner Power Inc. and ATCO Power Ltd, Complaints re the ISO Transmission Loss Factor Rule and Loss Factor … Continue reading

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The Website of the Alberta Courts

By: Nigel Bankes, Jennifer Koshan, and Jonnette Watson Hamilton PDF Version: The Website of the Alberta Courts Matter Commented On: The Alberta Courts’ website This post deals with Court websites. We are posting it now because all three Alberta Courts … Continue reading

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Two Alberta Perpetuities Stories

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Two Alberta Perpetuities Stories Matters Commented On: Bill 8, Justice Statutes Amendment Act and Gottlob Schmidt’s donation to the province of Antelope Provincial Park This post covers two matters. The first is the amendment to … Continue reading

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How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs?

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: How much discretion does a regulator have to limit the recovery of a utility’s legal costs? Case Commented On: ATCO Gas and Pipelines Ltd v Alberta (Utilities Commission), 2014 ABCA 397 In this case the … Continue reading

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A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator

By: Giorilyn Bruno and Nigel Bankes PDF Version: A Revised Aboriginal Consultation Direction issued to the Alberta Energy Regulator Direction and Decision Commented On: Energy Ministerial Order 105/2014 /  Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Ministerial Order 53/2014; Prosper Petroleum Ltd., … Continue reading

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Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta Utilities Commission Approves the Proposed Sale of AltaLink’s Transmission Assets to the Berkshire Hathaway Group Decision Commented On: AUC Decision 2014-326, AltaLink Investment Management Ltd. and SNC Lavalin Transmission Ltd et al, November 28, … Continue reading

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Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Alberta releases the Carbon Capture and Storage Quantification Protocol for Public Comment Document Commented On: Quantification Protocol for CO2 Capture and Permanent Storage in Deep Saline Aquifers, Version: DRAFT for public comment, November 2014 and … Continue reading

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Bill 1, Respecting Property Rights Act: A Damp Squib and a Good Thing Too

By: Nigel Bankes PDF Version: Bill 1, Respecting Property Rights Act: A Damp Squib and a Good Thing Too Bill Commented On: Bill 1: Respecting Property Rights Act The good news about Bill 1 for those with communitarian views is … Continue reading

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