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Probably very few people can enthuse about chronic wasting disease like Brian Bietz does. A biologist by training with a strong background in regulatory processes, Bietz is an executive fellow at the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy, where he focuses on environmental issues pertaining to Alberta’s oil and gas industry. What has that […]

  On July 24, 2019 the Government of Alberta announced an end to plans for Alberta’s electricity market to include a “capacity market” and instead stick with the existing “energy-only” framework that has been in place since 2000.  Plans for the capacity market were well advanced with the first capacity auction due next year.  The […]

Written by: Matt Ayres

You would think that after a brilliant career serving in deputy ministerial positions provincially and federally, working as a G7 deputy, teaching at the university level and helping to establish the Trillium Network for Advanced Manufacturing – all of it capped off by an Order of Canada award – Paul Boothe would be ready to […]

The insolvency community experienced a shock in February 2019, when the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) overturned the decision of the Alberta Court of Appeal in Orphan Well Association v Grant Thornton Limited (Redwater).[1] Tensions had been simmering since the 1990s between Alberta’s oil and gas regulator, now called the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER), and […]

Written by: Fenner L Stewart and Keely Cameron