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Regulatory / REG-02 / 4 days

Extractives Regulatory Development & Strategy: Overview

Alison M. Redford QC

Director, Regulatory Strategy and Development



This 4-day course provides participants with a comprehensive understanding of the processes and information required for the creation and implementation of a transparent and consistent national, state or provincial extractive regulatory system that would meet a number of national goals. These would include achieving the requisite internal social licence to support extraction activities while balancing the need to create regulations and a streamlined operating environment to support investor confidence in the resource industry. The course content will address the petroleum, hydro, renewable energy sources and mining industries. The course will be presented in a lecture format by senior experienced instructors with a vast working knowledge of the creation and implementation of public policy and regulatory development applicable to the Canadian extractive resource industry.


The course will introduce participants to:

  • The nature of public policy and its development
  • The legal framework required and the supporting regulations that reflect the public policy goals
  • The Integrated Sustainable Resource Development plan, focusing on the areas of infrastructure planning, inter-jurisdictional issues, COP21 and climate change, environmental targets, and social and community development
  • Integrated Project Management & Hearings, which will cover topics related to infrastructure development, environmental management, green technology and social licence
  • The final section of the course will cover a variety of topics related to regulatory components and compliance, depending on the specific resource jurisdiction. Topics such as gas flaring monitoring, air quality, fracking, bid rounds, emissions monitoring, and environmental health and safety will be addressed in the context of the public policy and regulations development.

Designed for

The material in this course is designed for stakeholders and public servants who are part of the energy and regulatory sector.