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Jeremy Barretto

Jeremy Barretto

Associate, Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land

Contact Information

tel: 403.260.7005



Bar Admission

Alberta, 2011

  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Juris Doctor
  • University of Calgary, Masters of Engineering, Environmental Engineering Specialization
  • University of Calgary, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering

Jeremy is a lawyer in Osler’s Environmental, Regulatory and Aboriginal law group. He has extensive experience in obtaining approvals for developments in the renewable energy, electricity, oil and gas, pipeline, mining and potash sectors. Jeremy has dealt with matters before Courts and regulators across Canada, including the National Energy Board, Alberta Energy Regulator, Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Electric System Operator and the Saskatchewan Ministries of Environment and Economy. He has negotiated numerous benefits agreements between Aboriginal groups and industry. Jeremy regularly speaks at conferences and has published numerous articles, including in the Alberta Law Review and Globe and Mail.  Prior to joining Osler, Jeremy worked in environmental engineering for five years earning his Professional Engineer designation.  

  • Veresen Inc.

    Veresen Inc. in its $9.7 billion arrangement agreement with Pembina Pipeline Corporation

  • Kinder Morgan Canada

    National Energy Board Recommends Approval of the $6.8-billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project

    • Kinder Morgan Canada Inc. with regard to all regulatory, tolling and detailed routing approvals for the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline System, which will transport 890,000 barrels per day of petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta to the west coast of Canada.  The project underwent an extensive public hearing before the National Energy Board with more than 400 intervenors and was approved by the federal government in December 2016.
    • SunEEarth Alberta Solar Development Inc. with regard to its application with the Alberta Utilities Commission, requesting approval  to construct and operate the Yellow Lake Solar Project, a 19-megawatt photovoltaic facility, located in the County of Forty Mile.
    • SunEEarth Alberta Solar Development Inc. with regard to its application with the Alberta Utilities Commission, requesting approval to construct and operate the Burdett Solar Project, a 20-megawatt solar photovoltaic facility, located approximately 1.5 km southwest of Burdett, Alberta.
    • BluEarth Renewables in its Alberta Utilities Commission approval for the Bull Creek Wind Project. The Project was approved with a capacity of 115 megawatts (MW) in 2014 after the second hearing in Alberta before the Alberta Utilities Commission for a wind generation project. Bull Creek was the only wind energy project constructed in Alberta in 2015 with a reduced capacity of 29 MW.
    • Muskowekwan First Nation – in its development of regulations under the First Nations Commercial and Industrial Development Act and negotiation of a Tripartite Agreement with the Government of Canada and Province of Saskatchewan for the Muskowekwan Potash Project, the first on-reserve potash project in Canada.  The Project proponent is First Potash Ventures, a joint venture between the Muskowekwan First Nation and Encanto Potash Corp. It is located northeast of Regina, Saskatchewan and will use solution mining techniques to produce potash.
    • Teck Resources Limited with regard to its $14.5 billion Frontier oil sands project north of Fort McMurray, which will undergo a hearing before the Alberta Energy Regulator and Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.
    • Gengrowth with regard to its development of solar energy projects in Alberta.
    • Canadian Wind Energy Association with regard to its submissions for government consultations related to renewable energy in Alberta.
    • SemCAMS Corporation with regard to its Alberta Energy Regulator approval for the proposed Wapiti Gas Plant, without a hearing, and regulatory matters for SemCAMS’ gas infrastructure.
    • Ferus Natural Gas Fuels Inc. with regard to its Alberta Energy Regulator applications for liquefied natural gas facilities.
    • TransCanada Pipelines with regard to hundreds of kilometres of new pipeline and major terminal projects and associated Alberta Energy Regulator and Alberta Surface Rights Board regulatory and land approvals.
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  • Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association, Planning Committee Member
  • City of Calgary Public Art Board, former Vice-chair and board member

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • Professional Engineer, (P. Eng), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta 

  • Presenter, Alberta Expropriation Conference, Banff – November 2016, “National Energy Board Land Acquisition Process”
  • Presenter, CBA Natural Resources Section, Calgary – November 2016, “Building Wind Energy Projects in Alberta”
  • Presenter, CBA Environmental Section, Calgary – October 2016, “Will the flurry of wind energy projects lead to a storm of objections?”
  • Panel Chair, Solar West, Edmonton – October 2016, “Regulatory Permitting for Large Ground-mount Solar Facilities”
  • Presenter, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta, Edmonton – 2016, “Building Wind and Solar Projects in Alberta”
  • Panel Chair, University of Alberta Electricity Symposium, Edmonton – September 2016, “Expanding Renewable Energy in Alberta: Opportunities, Risks and Barriers to Entry”
  • Author, ABLawg,July 2016, “Will the Flurry of New Wind Energy Projects Face a Storm of Opposition?”
  • Author, Globe and Mail, June 2016, “How to get Alberta, Canada’s green-energy pioneer, back in the saddle
  • Participant, San Diego, California, May 2016, National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners Utility Rate School
  • Presenter, Circle for Aboriginal Relations, Enoch, Alberta – May 2016 “Update on Aboriginal Consultation Law and Policy Developments in Alberta”
  • Presenter, Stantec Environmental Assessment Seminar, Calgary - April 2016 “Climate Change & Upstream Oil & Gas from a lawyer’s perspective”
  • Panel Chair, German Canadian Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Calgary – March 2016, “12th Canadian German Wind and Solar Energy Conference - Financing Renewable Energy Projects in Alberta”
  • Presenter, Osler Renewable Energy Seminar, Toronto – January 2016, “Alberta - The Next Frontier for Renewable Energy”
  • Co-author, Alberta Law Review (Vol 53, No 2), January 2016, “Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers”.
  • Presenter, The Institute of Internal Auditors: Calgary November Breakfast, "Environmental and Aboriginal Law Considerations," November 2015.
  • Recent Regulatory and Legislative Developments of Interest to Energy Lawyers, Canadian Energy Law Foundation, July 2015 (co-author and presenter)
  • Regulation of the Gas Industry in Canada, Regulation of the Gas Industry - LexisNexis, 2015 (chapter contributor).
  • Federal Court Confirms Limitations on Consultation during Legislative Process - Osler Update: January 5, 2015 (co-author).
  • Court Denies Challenge to NEB Jurisdiction over Access to Municipal Lands – Osler Update: December 12, 2015 (co-author).
  • Presenter, Lexpert 2014 and 2015 Annual Aboriginal Law: Consultation and Other Emerging Issues
  • Presenter, Federated Press Environmental Law & Regulation for Oil and Gas, Conducting Aboriginal Consultation Under the Alberta Energy Regulator, November 2014
  • NEB Rules Federal Legislation Permits Trans Mountain Access to City of Burnaby Lands – Osler Update: October 27, 2014 (co-author).
  • Court Dismisses Request that NEB Review Upstream and Downstream Effects of Pipeline – Osler Update: October 20, 2014 (co-author).
  • Presenter, Circle for Aboriginal Relations, Update on Aboriginal Consultation Law and Policy Developments in Alberta, September 2014.
  • The Tsilhqot'in Decision: The Supreme Court Confirms Aboriginal Title, Energy Regulation Quarterly, September 2014.
  • Provincial Jurisdiction Confirmed Regarding Treaty Rights – Supreme Court of Canada’s Keewatin Decision – Osler Update: July 14, 2014 (co-author).
  • What to expect from Alberta’s new single energy regulator, Oilsands Review, February 2013
  • Making waves in land use – the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan, Oilsands Review, January 2013.
  • The Lower Athabasca Regional Plan is now officially in place—what it means for oilsands operators, Oilsands Review, November 2012.
  • Super regulation—the surprisingly controversial approach to regional land-use planning in Alberta, Oilsands Review, October 2012.
  • Business Law Instructor, Bow Valley College 2011 - 2012.