Jessica Kennedy

Jessica Kennedy

Osler, Hoskin & Harcourt LLP

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Alberta Energy Regulator to Take Charge of Environmental Impact Assessments for Energy Resource Activities

On March 29, 2014, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) became the entity responsible for issuing approvals pursuant to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA) for energy projects. However, the authority to...more

8/21/2014 - Canada Energy Energy Policy Environmental Impact Report Environmental Policies

Changes to the Fisheries Act and Regulations to Come into Force on November 25, 2013

Federal Bills C-38 and C-45, both of which received royal assent in 2012, made several noteworthy changes to the Fisheries Act, including...more

11/20/2013 - Canada Fisheries Act

New Regulations bring Alberta One Step Closer to Establishing a “Single Energy Regulator”

As of November 30, 2013, the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) will take over administration of the Public Lands Act and the exploration provisions of the Mines and Minerals Act insofar as the legislation applies to energy...more

11/20/2013 - Canada Energy Energy Exploration Energy Policy Mining REDA

Federal Court Extends Federal Jurisdiction to Métis and Non-Status Indians: No Impact to Resource Developers

A recent Federal Court decision clarifies and extends federal jurisdiction to Métis and non-status Indians. This ruling is significant because there could be broad financial and policy implications for the federal government....more

1/14/2013 - Federal Jurisdiction Land Developers Native American Issues

Alberta First Nations Challenge Constitutionality of Federal Regulatory Reforms

On January 8, 2012, the Mikisew Cree First Nation and the Frog Lake First Nation (the First Nations), both located in Alberta, filed notices of application (the Applications) with the Federal Court seeking judicial review of...more

1/10/2013 - CEAA First Nations Fisheries Act Jobs Growth and Long-term Prosperity Act

Alberta Court of Appeal Decides Panel Not Required to Determine Adequacy of Crown’s Aboriginal Consultation

On November 26, 2012, the Alberta Court of Appeal released the decision of Justice Slatter denying leave to appeal a decision made by the Joint Review Panel (the Panel) established to evaluate Shell Canada’s application to...more

12/1/2012 - Aboriginal Issues Energy Mining Oil Sands Permits

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