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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

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 matters before the Alberta Utilities Commission, the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, the Specific Claims Tribunal, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice and various tribunals in Ontario, and with sentencing matters before The Provincial Court of Alberta.

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.

    • Represented Tarion (the administrator of Ontario’s new home warranty plan) during a lengthy hearing regarding alleged deficiencies in the construction of a high-rise condominium building;
    • Acted for the design-builder of a multibillion-dollar public transit project in various disputes with subcontractors alleging project delays, breaches of contract and negligence;
    • Represented class members in a class action lawsuit against Canada over abuses and harms suffered by Indigenous peoples;
    • Acted in various other disputes, both litigated and arbitrated, involving major construction projects and claims for delay and cost overruns;
    • Represented a First Nation in the preparation of a specific claim under the Specific Claims Tribunal Act.

  • 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)