An Analysis of Costs Awarded by the Alberta Energy Regulator
43 Pages Posted: 18 May 2017
Date Written: May 2017
This paper looks at the authority of a statutory tribunal to make a costs award in favour of a party appearing before it. In particular, we examine the legislative framework governing the authority of the Alberta Energy Regulator to make a costs award in favour of a participant in an energy project hearing. We also disseminate the results of our empirical analysis on how the Regulator has exercised its discretion to award costs that compensate a hearing participant for the fees incurred to retain a lawyer and experts in the hearing process.
Keywords: Administrative Law, Costs, Energy Development
JEL Classification: K23
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