Heather L. Treacy, Q.C.

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Calgary,  AB  Canada
Phone403.294.3589

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Practice Areas

  • Aboriginal Law & First Nations Legal Issues
  • Litigation
  • Aviation Law
  • Oil & Gas
  • Conflict Management & Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Energy
  • Environmental Law
 
University Royal Conservatory of Toronto and Mount Royal College, Music Degrees, 1984; University of Calgary, B.Comm., 1984
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Alberta, LL.B., 1989
 
Admitted1990, Alberta
 
LanguagesEnglish
 
Biography

Heather has over 23 years of experience in the area of civil litigation and dispute resolution, and she frequently appears before both the Trial and Appellate Courts in the Province of Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, and various tribunals. Heather acts as counsel to clients in complex litigation and disputes, and has extensive experience with negotiations and mediation on matters related to aboriginal and constitutional law, general commercial disputes, energy, transportation, aviation, human rights and employment law.

Heather has extensive knowledge of the energy industry, particularly in the oil and gas sector. She has acted on numerous oil and gas disputes, including contract, lease, farm-out and operating agreement issues and royalty calculation disputes. Heather also has specific expertise in aboriginal law and provides advice on a significant number of issues involving treaty, aboriginal rights and aboriginal title issues; Métis issues; land and reserve issues; Indian Act matters; issues arising under the Indian Oil and Gas Act and regulatory regime; consultation and accommodation issues; issues North of 60, comprehensive and specific land claim agreements, impact benefit agreements, training and employment agreements, joint-venture agreements, legislative regimes and resource issues and First Nation governance matters.

Heather has been recognized as a pre-eminent lawyer in the area of aboriginal law by The Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory (2010 to 2013) and Best Lawyers in Canada 2013, guides to the leading law firms and practitioners in Canada.

Heather is active in the community and has a passion for the arts. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors and the Governance Committee of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra. Heather is a past member of the Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary of the Alberta Ballet Company, Theatre Junction, the Calgary Region Arts Foundation, and a volunteer for the Calgary Opera.

Associations

Professional Associations & Activities

· Law Society of Alberta

· Calgary Bar Association

· Canadian Bar Association

· International Bar Association

· Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

· Member of the Professional Responsibility Committee of the Law Society of Alberta, 2008 to present

· Former Member of the Law Society of Alberta Pro Bono Committee, 2007-2008

· Former Member of the Law Society of Alberta Civil Practice Advisory Committee, 2004-2007

· Executive Member of the National Aboriginal Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association

· Past Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer of the Aboriginal Law Section (Southern Alberta) of the Canadian Bar Association

· Past Chair of the Constitutional Law Section (Southern Alberta) of the Canadian Bar Association

Community Involvement

· Member, Board of Directors and the Governance Committee of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra

· Past Volunteer, Calgary Opera

· Past member, Board of Directors and Corporate Secretary of the Alberta Ballet Company

· Past member, Board of Directors of Theatre Junction

· Past member, the Calgary Region Arts Foundation

Publications

Current Obligations in Resource Development
reprinted in International Petroleum Transactions (3rd) ed., Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation | April 2010

Events

Mini LLB for Aboriginal Leadership
Course leader, Federated Press Conference
Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Learning the Key Statutes and Laws Comprising the Aboriginal Law Framework
The Canadian Institute's Forum on The Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law
Monday, 24 October 2011

Effective Aboriginal and First Nations Consultation
Insight Information's North American Pipeline Forum
Wednesday, 27 April 2011

In The Media

In The News

2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory Recognizes Excellence in 28 Davis Lawyers
Davis LLP gains new ground in key resource practice areas in 2013. Davis LLP is pleased to announce that 28 of the firm's lawyers have been lauded in the 2013 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory
Monday, 29 July 2013

Recognition

· Recommended by Best Lawyers in Canada 2013 as one of Canada's leading lawyers in the area of Aboriginal Law

· Recommended by The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (2010 to 2013) as one of Canada's pre-eminent lawyers in the area of Aboriginal Law

· Received the distinction and recognition as Queen's Counsel in 2012

· Recipient of the 1996 Canadian Bar Association Young Lawyers Pro Bono Service Award

 
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The Supreme Court’s Keewatin Decision: How Will it Affect Canada’s Resource Industries?
Laura Easton,Heather L. Treacy, July 23, 2014
On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) issued its decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v Ontario, 2014 SCC 48 (“Keewatin”) and confirmed that Ontario has the exclusive power to “take up” treaty lands located in the Keewatin area of Treaty 3...

The Landmark Tsilhqot’in Nation Decision: What it Means for Project Developers in Canada
Laura Easton,Heather L. Treacy, July 11, 2014
On June 26, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (the “Court”) issued a landmark ruling in the area of aboriginal law with its decision in Tsilhqot’in Nation v British Columbia, 2014 SCC 44 (the “Decision”). The Court declared that the Tsilhqot’in Nation, a...


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Heather L. Treacy, Q.C.

1000 - 250 2nd Street S.W.
CalgaryAB T2P 0C1
 

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