Jesse Baker

Jesse Baker

Associate, Regulatory, Environmental, Aboriginal and Land

Contact Information

jbaker@osler.com

tel: 403.260.7025

Office

Calgary

Bar Admission

Ontario, 2019

Alberta, 2019

Northwest Territories, 2021

Education

  • University of Calgary, JD

  • Carleton University, BA (High Distinction)

Language(s)

English

Jesse’s practice is focused on environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law issues that affect natural resource development projects. Jesse has experience with regulatory matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, Alberta Energy Regulator, Canada Energy Regulator, Impact Assessment Agency of Canada, Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board and Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, and with appeals before the Environmental Appeals Board, Alberta Court of Appeal and Federal Court of Appeal.

Jesse also has experience working on complex commercial litigation and construction matters. Prior to joining Osler, Jesse assisted with multimillion-dollar litigation files at an international law firm, including class action and construction arbitration proceedings.

While in law school at the University of Calgary, Jesse served as an editor of the Alberta Law Review and as an executive of the Environmental Law Society. As a volunteer with Student Legal Assistance (SLA), Jesse represented many clients in court and in negotiations with Crown counsel. Jesse also participated in the 2017 Kawaskimhon National Aboriginal Moot, which was premised on a trans-Canada oil pipeline.

As a student, Jesse held positions as a law intern at the Alberta Utilities Commission, a legal intern at Apache Canada Ltd., and as an assistant policy analyst with the Northern Oil and Gas Branch at Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada.

  • Alberta Court of Appeal Clarifies Quarry Assessment Regime

    Osler acted for the successful appellant

    • Canada Infrastructure Bank in its $407.5 million loan to create additional irrigable acres in Alberta
    • Trans Mountain Canada Inc. with regard to regulatory approvals for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project, which will transport 890,000 bbl/d of petroleum products from Edmonton, Alberta to the west coast of Canada.
    • TransAlta Corporation (“TransAlta”) in proceedings before the Alberta Energy Regulator with respect to TransAlta’s opposition to proposed hydraulic fracturing operations and the associated risk posed by induced seismicity in proximity to TransAlta’s Brazeau Dam.
    • Atrum Coal Ltd. in connection with its exploration program and pre-feasibility study for the Elan Hard Coking Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass.
    • De Beers Canada Inc. with regard to a water licence amendment application to the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board in relation to Gahcho Kué diamond mine in the Northwest Territories, which included a public hearing.
    • Canadian Natural Resources Limited in connection with proceedings before the Canadian Energy Regulator as it pertains to tolls and tariffs applicable to the Enbridge Canadian Mainline pipeline system.
    • Coalspur Mines (Operations) Ltd. with regard to the expansion of its $870 million Vista coal mine near Hinton, Alberta.
    • Equinor Canada Limited in the regulatory matters related to the proposed Bay du Nord offshore oil project.
    • NOVA Chemicals Corporation in the relation to proposed federal regulation of single use plastics under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999.
    • The Economic Review of Bipole III & Keeyask Commission for the Government of Manitoba with regard to its review of roughly $15 billion in Manitoba Hydro capital projects.
    • Riversdale Resources with regard to regulatory and environmental permitting for the Grassy Mountain Steelmaking Coal Project in the Crowsnest Pass. The Project was the subject of public hearings before a Joint Review Panel.
    • SemCAMS Midstream ULC in its 50/50 joint venture with TransAlta Corporation to develop Kaybob South Cogen Facility.
    • SENA Waste Services with regard to the appeal of an Alberta Environment and Parks decision to issue an approval for a hazardous waste treatment centre.
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Calgary, Mentor for LGBTQ2S+ Youth (2020-present)
  • Canadian Bar Association (Alberta), Mentor (2020-present)
  • Alberta Law Review, Editor (2017-2018)
  • Environmental Law Society, Vice-President External (2016-2017)
  • Student Legal Assistance (SLA), Early Case Resolution Coordinator (2016)
  • Pro Bono Students Canada, Environmental Law Project (2015-2016)

  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Law Society of the Northwest Territories