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Calgary February Luncheon: Proposed Changes to Federal Environmental Legislation Including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

February 28, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

The next CPANS Calgary Technical Luncheon presentation is Wednesday, February 28, 2018. Please register by this Friday, February 23!


Brad Gilmour, Partner, Head of Regulatory, Bennett Jones

Brad Gilmour is head of the regulatory department at Bennett Jones and co-head of the environmental department. His practice focuses primarily on environmental, energy, regulatory and aboriginal law. He has significant experience in facility approval applications associated with a broad range of energy, natural resource, chemical, petrochemical, hydro, oil sands, bio-fuel, wind and other industry types. Brad appears before the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Natural Resources Conservation Board and the National Energy Board. Brad also regularly advises clients concerning regulatory compliance issues, spills, contaminated sites and environmental prosecutions. Before entering the practice of law, he worked in Calgary as an environmental consultant conducting environmental liability assessments and site remediation programs. Brad writes and speaks on topics concerning environmental and regulatory law. As well, he has taught courses on environmental law and occupational health and safety law for the University of Calgary, Athabasca University, and the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Brad is the past chair of the Canadian Prairie and Northern section of the Air and Waste Management Association and a past chair of the southern environmental section of the Canadian Bar Association.


Proposed Changes to Federal Environmental Legislation Including the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act

The federal government has recently released proposed legislation that will fundamentally change how major infrastructure projects are assessed and approved.  Brad will focus on proposed changes to the Fisheries Act and the new Impact Assessment Act which will repeal and replace the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.


Registration and payment:
Please register by end of Friday, February 23rd for the event, so that we can order the correct number of lunches. Register for this event with Paypal online registration and payment (there is an option for using a credit card, no Paypal account is required).

CPANS member cost is $35
Non-member cost is $45

You can also register by emailing CalgaryLuncheon@cpans.org and then we accept payment upon arrival to the luncheon by debit, credit card, cash or cheque. (Please note, the credit/debit card machine works slowly, and you are encouraged to register online, OR bring a cash or cheque, OR arrive 30 minutes before the presentation starts, to make sure we are able to register everyone on time). If you register and are not able to attend, please provide 24 hours notice so that we can adjust our numbers with the venue.

If there is sufficient interest, we will offer a remote webcast option for those who wish to attend the presentation but cannot get to Calgary. Please contact CalgaryLuncheon@cpans.org if you are interested in this option.

The presentation will start at 12pm at the Ramada Hotel (708 8th Avenue Southwest, Calgary). Food will be served at 11.30am.

For Paypal Registration, click the links below:

CPANS Member Registration ($35)

Non-Member Registration ($45)


February 28, 2018
11:30 am - 1:00 pm


CPANS Calgary


Ramada Hotel, Downtown Calgary
708 8 Ave SW
Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2 Canada
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