Neil McCrank, Q.C., P.Eng, Borden Ladner
Gervais LLP

Counsel

Mr. Neil McCrank is currently working as Counsel for Borden Ladner Gervais LLP in Calgary. He provides strategic advice on some of the most important, large energy projects this province is facing such as northern development and the oil sands, major electricity generation and transmission projects.

Mr. McCrank received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering in 1966 from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. In 1969 he graduated with an LL.B. from Queen's University and was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada in 1971 and the Law Society of Alberta in 1980. He is also a member of the Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta.

Mr. McCrank was Chairman of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) from 1998 until his retirement in March, 2007. Prior to his term at the EUB, Mr. McCrank served as the Deputy Minister of Justice for the Alberta government from 1989 until 1998. Mr. McCrank was appointed Chairman of a Task Force to review Alberta's Agencies, Boards and Commissions in 2007.

(Report completed 2007) In 2007, he was appointed as a Special Representative of the Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development to make recommendations to improve the regulatory systems in Northern Canada. (Report completed 2008) In 2008, he led a Task Force to examine the state of Correctional Facilities on behalf of Provincial/Territorial Ministers of Justice. (Report completed 2009)

Professional and Community Activities:
  • Chairman of Prime Minister Harper's Advisory Council on National Security
  • Chairman of the Canadian Association for the World Petroleum Congress
  • Chairman of the Canadian Energy Research Institute
  • Member of the Board of Directors of:
    • AltaGas Income Trust
    • Petrobank Energy and Resources Ltd.
    • MegaWest Energy Corporation
  • Member of the Calgary YMCA Advisory Council
  • Member of the Edmonton Catholic Charities Board