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The Lawyer's Daily Legal observers divided over constitutionality of Alberta energy export law

On May 23, 2019, Alan Ross, BLG's Regional Managing Partner, spoke to The Lawyer's Daily about Bill 12,the Preserving Canada's Economic Prosperity Act, which gives Alberta the power to restrict the export of natural gas, crude oil and refined fuels across its borders.

Bill 12 was recently proclaimed into law on April 30, 2019 by newly elected Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. If used, the legislation would require any company exporting petroleum products from Alberta to acquire a licence to do so, and would impose fines of up to $10 million per day for contravening the Act.

Read more about Bill 12 and Alan's comments on the matter.