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May 01, 2015

Supreme Court of Canada to Hear Fracking Case on Regulator Immunity

On April 30, 2015 the Supreme Court of Canada granted leave to appeal with costs to Jessica Ernst for her claim against Alberta Energy Regulator (“AER”).  The leave decision from Canada’s top court comes after Alberta’s Court of Appeal dismissed Ms. Ernst’s appeal of the lower court decision which held that Alberta’s Energy Resources Conservation Board (now the AER) is immune from private civil claims and certain Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenges.  

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