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David W. Bursey

Bennett Jones LLP

Partner with Bennett Jones LLP in the energy, environmental and aboriginal law practice groups. His practice focuses primarily on energy regulatory law, environmental law, Indigenous community relations, and water resource management. Formerly counsel to the NEB, he offers extensive experience with the federal and provincial regulatory approval process with an emphasis on energy projects, environmental reviews, and Aboriginal rights issues. He represents clients before administrative tribunals and the courts. He advises resource industry clients, infrastructure developers, municipalities, First Nations, and several industry associations in the energy, natural resource, transportation, and manufacturing sectors. He participated in many major environmental reviews, federal and provincial, on behalf of participants, and in other instances, on behalf of the project review panel. Past president of the National and British Columbia Administrative Law Sections of the CBA. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1984 and the British Columbia Bar in 1991.

Year Called to the Bar:1984 (ON); 1991 (BC)
666 Burrard St, Suite 2500, Park Place
Vancouver, BC
Phone: (604) 891-5128
Fax: (604) 891-5100
E-mail: [email protected]

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  • Aug 31, 2018
    Complex factors shape differences in provincial electricity system policies and regulations that can spur or stymie investment
  • Jul 10, 2016
    Across Canada, the long neglect of Aboriginal issues is now confounding the nation’s economic development as never before. From Plan Nord in Québec and the Ring of Fire in Ontario, to the oil sands ...
  • Jul 01, 2014
    Rhetoric intensifies as city threatens to deny emergency services By Brian Burton Bursey says the energy industry's social licence is “a delicate balance of how risks and benefits are ...
  • May 01, 2014
    Alberta and BC firms have different strengths; each will figure prominently in the new industry By Brian Burton PROPONENTS of multi-billion-dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects need to ...