Lindsay Bec

Associate
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP

Lindsay Bec

Lindsay Bec

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Biography

Lindsay Bec is a lawyer on our litigation and disputes team in Calgary. She practises primarily in the areas of Aboriginal law and regulatory law with broad exposure in commercial litigation matters.

Lindsay acts for clients on disputes involving Aboriginal title and rights claims, duty to consult, regulatory matters related to natural resources and power, environmental issues and general corporate commercial litigation. She serves clients in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Quebec and Ontario, and has worked on actions before all levels of court, including several matters before the Supreme Court of Canada. Lindsay has appeared before all levels of court in Alberta, the Federal Court and the Alberta Utilities Commission. She also has experience in a variety of alternative dispute resolution processes.

Prior to joining our firm, Lindsay clerked at the Alberta Court of Queen's Bench in 2015 and completed her articles with us in 2016. During law school, Lindsay completed the intensive program in Aboriginal lands, resources, and governments during her final year at Osgoode Hall Law School.

Lindsay is co-chair of our national Indigenous Relations Network, which seeks to operationalize aspects of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action. Lindsay is a member and former co-chair of the Women in Norton Rose Fulbright (WiN) network in our Calgary office, and is an active member of our national WiN Working Groups.

In 2019 Lindsay was one of the Canadian recipients of the firm's Global Inclusion Awards. The awards recognize people that have gone above and beyond their normal roles to advance the firm's inclusive culture and employee networks.


Professional experience

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J.D., Osgoode Hall Law School, 2015
B.A. (Hons.), University of Calgary, 2012
  • Alberta 2016

Lindsay has acted in the following matters:     

  • Province of Alberta – $20 billion claim seeking Aboriginal title and rights to a large portion of Southern Alberta and to set aside the land surrender clause in Treaty 7.
  • Province of Alberta – Aboriginal claim under Treaty 6 seeking to establish a duty to consult First Nations on the basis of cumulative effects.
  • Province of Alberta – Claim before the Supreme Court of Canada on the test for advance costs orders in the context of an Aboriginal claim under Treaty 6 seeking to establish a duty to consult First Nations on the basis of cumulative effects.
  • Advising industry on aspects of the duty to consult Indigenous groups in the context of energy and other significant project developments.
  • Defended an appeal of a summary judgment in favor of a railway regarding claims by a First Nation about ownership of mine and mineral interests under reserve (or former reserve) lands.
  • Major electricity provider – Interpretation of several contracts with competing rural associations.
  • Major electricity provider – Advised and presented on the construction and operation of a transmission line in an application before the Alberta Utilities Commission.
  • Assisted in an appeal before the Environmental Appeals Board regarding the contamination of lands from an underground gas bar storage tank.
  • Wilson v. Telus Communications Inc., 2019 FC 276 - Striking a claim on the basis of abuse of process before the Federal Court.
  • Advising on policy coverage and insurance interpretation issues.
  • Osgoode Hall Law School Upper Year Award of Excellence
  • Honourable R.E. Holland, Q.C. Award
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • Law Society of Alberta
  • CCDC/QB Amicus & Pro Bono Law Day