Dalhousie Law Journal


Atlantic Canada, offshore, comparative law, Western Canada, onshore, property rights, oil and gas rights


In this article, the author examines the legal framework in effect in the Atlantic Canada offshore through a comparative analysis of the Western Canada onshore regime in five basic areas: property rights, oil and gas rights, the constitutional division of oil and gas authority, basic agreements and the application of laws. The major differences exposed by this analysis should aid east coast oil and gas practitioners in properly advising their clients.