Laura Scott

Laura’s practice is focused on environmental, regulatory, indigenous and land issues and litigation. Laura has experience with matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the British Columbia Utilities Commission, the Alberta Energy Regulator, the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board), the Alberta Securities Commission, the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, and the Supreme Court of Canada.

While completing her masters of law in natural resources, energy and environmental law, Laura worked as a research associate for the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law and as a consultant to various industry groups within the energy sector. After graduating, Laura completed a fellowship at the Canadian Institute of Resources Law and articled at a law firm in Calgary specializing in energy regulatory law. Laura subsequently worked for a civil litigation firm in Calgary before joining Osler.


Representative Work

*Notable matters prior to joining Osler

*Acted for a publicly traded oil sands producer regarding securities trades regulated by the Alberta Securities Commission and regarding an application to enforce an international arbitration award before the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench

*Acted for a group of gas utility companies regarding a major gas pipeline’s rate design application before the Canada Energy Regulator

*Acted for the owner of a British Columbia jet fuel pipeline regarding its application to the British Columbia Utilities Commission for approval of final tolls and proposed abandonment cost estimate, collection surcharge, and abandonment cost set-aside mechanism

*Acted for a developer-owned water utility regarding an application to true-up interim and final water rates before the Alberta Utilities Commission and regarding a Supreme Court of Canada leave to appeal application

Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Jan 30, 2024

    A surge of initiatives: developments in Alberta power and electricity policy to watch in 2024

    Last year saw several policy initiatives with the potential to significantly impact Alberta’s power and electricity framework. We look at some key ong...

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    A surge of initiatives: developments in Alberta power and electricity policy to watch in 2024
  • Osler Update Dec 11, 2023

    Proposed clean electricity regulations: is Canada staying in its lane?

    In support of international efforts to limit climate change, the Government of Canada is endeavouring to achieve a net-zero emissions national economy...

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    Proposed clean electricity regulations: is Canada staying in its lane?
  • Blog Aug 16, 2023

    Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity Regulations aimed at achieving net-zero emissions from Canada’s electricity grid by 2035 – Obligations for electricity generators

    The federal government has released draft regulations designed to limit carbon emissions produced by electricity generated using fossil fuel.

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    Government of Canada releases draft Clean Electricity Regulations aimed at achieving net-zero emissions from Canada’s electricity grid by 2035 – Obligations for electricity generators
  • Osler Update May 5, 2023

    Ruby River Capital LLC initiates NAFTA claim for ‘gross procedural unfairness’, ‘manifest arbitrariness’ and ‘double standards’ employed by Québec and Canada in rejecting GNLQ LNG project

    A recent international arbitration claim against the government of Canada could have important implications for future environmental assessment decisi...

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    Ruby River Capital LLC initiates NAFTA claim for ‘gross procedural unfairness’, ‘manifest arbitrariness’ and ‘double standards’ employed by Québec and Canada in rejecting GNLQ LNG project
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Community Involvement

  • Special Olympics Calgary, Unified Basketball Program Coach (2018)
  • Masters Level, Ladies Waterpolo Coach (2016-2018)
  • University of Calgary, Graduate Students Association, Governance Committee Member (2016)

Credentials

Education

  • University of Calgary, LLM in Natural Resources, Energy and Environmental Law
  • The Australian National University, LLB with Honours

Languages

  • English

Professional Affiliations

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • The Advocates’ Society
  • Law Society of Alberta