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Julia Loney is an experienced environmental lawyer with extensive experience in government relations.

In her environmental and climate change practice, Julia advises clients on project development, permitting and approvals, and legal risk mitigation, ensuring compliance with evolving environmental regulations at all levels of government. She is highly knowledgeable about hazardous waste disposal and clean-up issues, including responsibility for remediation costs of contaminated sites, as well as reporting and disclosure requirements for corporations and government entities.

Julia’s broad regulatory expertise encompasses municipal planning and development, the negotiating and drafting of contracts and agreements, and corporate governance and compliance. She provides strategic regulatory advice on consumer issues, and matters relating to energy and natural resource projects, rail transportation, and food and agribusiness.

Active in her community through various alumni organizations and committees, Julia is a member of the American Bar Association, the Sam Livingston Fish Hatchery Volunteer Society, the St. Andrew-Caledonian Society and a board member of the Schizophrenia Society of Alberta.

Julia is also a member of the national public affairs firm McMillan Vantage Policy Group.



Representative Matters

  • Counsel for numerous American companies in obtaining necessary regulatory approvals and licenses required to open and operate businesses in specialized industries in Canada
  • Counsel for Aurora Cannabis Inc., in completion of a $75 million bought deal private placement of units with a syndicate of investment dealers. The net proceeds of the offering will be used by Aurora to advance construction of its 800,000 square foot production facility known as “Aurora Sky” at the Edmonton International Airport. The facility is expected to be the world’s largest medical marijuana grow operation.
  • Counsel for various Canadian and American private equity investors in the purchase and financing of Canadian oil and gas companies
  • Counsel for numerous American companies in structuring Canadian operations
  • Represented The Williams Companies, Inc. and Williams Partners L.P. in connection with its sale of their Canadian natural gas liquids midstream businesses to Inter Pipeline Ltd. for combined cash proceeds of C$1.38 billion, which business includes the potential construction of a C$1.85 billion propane dehydrogenation facility located near Redwater, Alberta, which will produce polymer-grade propylene using propane derived from oil sands offgas as feedstock.
  • Represented a Canadian environmental consulting company serving multinational mining companies in the sale to a United States based strategic buyer
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the ongoing development of a significant petrochemical facility in Canada
  • Represented a Cedar 1 LNG Export Ltd. (a Haisla Nation company) in successfully gaining National Energy Board approval for a liquefied natural gas export license
  • Represented the private equity fund Novacap TMT IV in connection with the sale of all of the assets of Onstream Pipeline Inspection Ltd. and Onstream Polymers Inc.. to a purchaser entity sponsored by Novacap TMT IV
  • Represented a fee simple mineral title royalty company in the proposed acquisition by a publicly traded oil and gas exploration and production company by plan of arrangement
  • Represented the general partners in the founding of a private equity fund
  • Represented a United States private equity investor in the purchase and financing of a Canadian oil and gas services company
  • Represented a publicly traded United States energy company in the “dropdown” of $1 billion of Canadian assets to a master limited partnership
  • Counsel for numerous not-for-profit corporations with respect to organization, registration with the Canada Revenue Agency for charitable status, and dissolution
  • Counsel for Médecins sans frontières (Doctors without borders)

Speaking Engagements

American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) discussion on Plastics and Recycling in the Americas

March 18. 2021

Policy and Regulation Recent Legal Developments of Interest in the Transport of Petroleum Products by Rail in Comparison to the Transport of Petroleum Products by Pipeline CTRF 2020 Annual Conference

June 5, 2020

Alberta Businesses & COVID-19: How to Navigate from a Legal Perspective - Hosted by Calgary Chamber of Commerce

April 7, 2020

Indigenous Reconciliation - Challenges and Opportunities for Project Developers Presented at the Indigenous Reconciliation Seminar, Calgary

November 2019

Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry The Canadian Bar Association - Alberta Branch: AB Food & AgriBusiness Law Section

November 3, 2017

Canadian Issues in Cross Border M&A Transactions within the Agricultural Industry AALA Agricultural Law Symposium, Louisville, Kentucky

October 2017

Environmental Law and Regulation The Canadian Institute's 20th Annual Conference, Calgary, AB

June 2016

Environmental and Regulatory Issues Surrounding Pipeline Developments in Western Canada Co-presenter, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB

May 2014

Investment Opportunities on Midstream Developments: What are the Most Attractive Investment Targets? Moderator, Western Oil & Gas Transportation Summit, Calgary, AB

May 2014

Caveats - McMillan Corporate Seminar, Calgary, Alberta

February 2013
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Teaching Engagements

  • Judge for the 33rd Annual Jeffrey G. Miller National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition (NELMCC) 2020-2021 on Questions Relating to Climate Health and Welfare and Emissions from Energy Industries
  • Regular guest judge for the University of Calgary, Faculty of Law mooting program, including annual moots for the 1L legal research and writing course
  • Judge for the Twenty-Fifth Annual Stetson International Environmental Moot Court Competition (IEMCC) 2020–2021 on Questions Relating to Protection of Bats and International Trade Measures
  • Guest Lecturer, “Renewable Energy in Agriculture”, University of Calgary Faculty of Law (October 2020)
  • Course instructor, “Fee Title”, Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (November 2017)
  • Conference presenter, “The Fundamentals of Environmental Law in Alberta: Successfully Navigating the Regulatory Maze”, The Canadian Institute (June 2015)
  • Course instructor, “Administration of Freehold Mineral Rights”, Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration (March 2014/2015)

Media Mentions


Rankings & Recognitions

  • 2015 CFA Young Professionals Thought Leadership Award

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Bow Habitat Station
  • Board Member, Schizophrenia Society of Alberta

Directorships & Affiliations

  • Law Society of Alberta
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Calgary Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Association of Corporate Growth
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation
  • Petroleum Acquisition and Divestiture Association
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Land Administration
  • Member of American Bar Association — Women Rainmakers Committee Member

Education & Admissions

2011
Called to the Alberta bar
Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto
2015
LLMUniversity of Calgary
2010
BAUniversity of Calgary
2010
LLBUniversity of Alberta
Classical pianoRoyal Conservatory of Music

Publications

Insights by Julia Loney (17 Posts)

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Significant Changes to Canada’s Federal Environmental Protection Regime Proposed

The government of Canada is proposing significant changes to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 through the introduction of Bill C-28.

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Apr 28, 2021
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Changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act Take Effect

This bulletin summarizes the changes to Alberta’s Workers’ Compensation Act which took effect on April 1, 2021.

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Apr 8, 2021
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Canada’s Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Creates Green Incentives for Regulated Facilities

Publication of Greenhouse Gas Offset Credit System Regulations under section 195 of the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

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Apr 7, 2021
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Supreme Court of Canada Upholds Federal Carbon Pricing Regime

In a decision released March 25, 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada ruled that the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act is constitutional.

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Mar 29, 2021
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Fueling the Future: Canada’s Plan to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions under the Clean Fuel Regulations

The federal government's proposed Clean Fuel Regulations will require the gradual reduction in the carbon intensity of fossil fuels supplied in Canada.

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Mar 26, 2021
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There Must be Something in the Water. Let’s Talk Hydrogen.

Please join us for an engaging panel discussion with experts and thought leaders from the political, academia, legal and business sectors to discuss the national hydrogen strategy.

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February 9, 2021 - 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm EST
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Canada Legally Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

Canada Legally Commits to Net-Zero Emissions by 2050

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Dec 7, 2020
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Cross-Country Check-In: COVID-19 and the Environment

Canada's governmental and regulatory bodies have taken steps to temporarily alter legal requirements in light of COVID-19 to lessen the burden on businesses.

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Sep 10, 2020
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New Rules for Alberta’s Local Elections

Discussion of government of Alberta's Bill 29: Local Authorities Election Amendment Act, which came into force September 1, 2020

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Sep 10, 2020
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Bill 31 – Environmental Protection Statutes Amendment Act Passed and In Force – Cutting Red Tape and Returning Discretion to Alberta Environment and Parks

Overview of Alberta's Bill 31- Passed on July 23, 2020: amending statutory definitions of minerals and clarify treatment of silica sand.

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Aug 4, 2020
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July 24, 2020 Update Cross-Country Check-In: COVID-19 and the Environment

Canada's governmental and regulatory bodies have taken steps to temporarily alter legal requirements in light of COVID-19 to lessen the burden on businesses.

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Jul 24, 2020
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Alberta’s Recovery Plan: Invest Alberta and the Invest Alberta Corporation

Overview of Alberta's Recovery Plan announced June 29, 2020 and the new Invest Alberta

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Jul 8, 2020
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Federal Aid Package for Energy Sector and Alberta’s Plan to Spend It

The Federal Government released details of the long-awaited aid package to help the oil and gas industry. This article will overview those relief measures.

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Apr 29, 2020
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Canadian White-collar Crime Perspectives: Government Investigations and COVID-19

This piece explores the likely impact of COVID-19 on white-collar crime issues in Canada and how regulators are reacting to the pandemic.

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Apr 16, 2020
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The Impact of COVID-19 on Agribusiness – Business and Legal Considerations

In addition to the adverse impact to public health and the public healthcare system, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing severe economic hardship to western Canada.

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Apr 7, 2020
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h4>“Essential” Workplaces and Services – A National Roundup and Best Practices for Managing Business Closures

This webinar will discuss the nationwide impacts, rules and regulations for defining “essential” workplaces and services and the closure of non-essential businesses.

Apr 1, 2020
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COVID-19: Alberta Government Announces List of Essential Services

Alberta's Government has published lists of essential services and non-essential places of business not permitted to
offer or provide services to the public.

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Mar 29, 2020