I told you about the Alberta government suing itself to overturn a regulation they claim they didn’t know about that states Alberta electricity retailers can dump their contracts if the government makes a change to policy that would render their contracts unprofitable.
The Alberta government has done just that by bringing in a carbon tax and increasing taxes on coal fired electricity. Now, it looks likes Albertans are going to see a long drawn out legal battle between the government and Alberta’s energy retailers.
So who is the legal eagle who will be handling the interesting case of Alberta versus Alberta?
It’s a lawyer named Joseph Arvay. In Alberta we haven't heard much about him but that’s because he is from BC, like almost everyone else the NDP government hires.
Arvay is a politically connected NDP lawyer, having worked on behalf of Adrian Dix’s NDP in BC against the Northern Gateway Pipeline project. That’s another Alberta job that went to an NDP connected out of province activist rather than someone from Alberta.
Arvay has fought, and won, many high profile cases. But that’s not the point.