Recent Legislative and Regulatory Developments of Interest to Energy Practitioners

  • Carolyn Milne Senior Legal Counsel at Shell Canada.
  • Vivek Warrier Partner at Bennett Jones LLP.
  • Dierdre Sheehan Partner at Bennett Jones LLP.
  • Blake Williams Partner at Bennett Jones LLP.


This article provides an overview of recent regulatory and legislative developments from May 2017 to April 2018 of interest to energy lawyers. This includes the legal, political, and economic background to, and consequences of, new legislation and regulatory regimes. Also included are discussions of recent and ongoing judicial and regulatory decisions involving energy law. Topics discussed include market access and pipeline matters, climate change regulation, impact assessment changes, Aboriginal consultation, and abandonment liability.