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Elizabeth Fashler Calgary Lawyer

Elizabeth Fashler

Counsel Fasken
Jurisdiction Alberta, 2013 | British Columbia, 2009
Language(s) English, French
Office(s) Calgary


Elizabeth practises regulatory and administrative law, with a particular focus on transportation matters. She represents clients in litigation and arbitration, regulatory hearings, and judicial reviews of administrative decisions. She regularly appears before the Canadian Transportation Agency defending and advancing road and utility crossing applications, and defending rail carriers against noise and vibration complaints.

Elizabeth has extensive experience representing clients in the fields of transportation and logistics, especially rail carriers. In addition to her advocacy work, Elizabeth provides advice concerning: the negotiation of road and utility crossing agreements; the development of new railway lines; submissions to government agencies on proposed regulations and standards; and various other rail transportation matters.

Elizabeth has appeared before the Federal Court, Federal Court of Appeal, provincial and superior courts of British Columbia and Alberta, and Canadian Transportation Agency.


Client Work

  • West Penetone Inc. purchases substantially all of the assets of AccuChem Industrial Cleaning Chemicals Ltd. ,
  • Advised a purchaser in connection with the acquisition of a railway,
  • Represented Canadian Pacific Railway in an appeal to the Federal Court of Appeal from a cost apportionment decision rendered by the Canadian Transportation Agency,
  • Canadian Pacific Railway disputes before the Canadian Transportation Agency over the terms of six utility crossing orders.,
  • Advised rail carriers on the development of submissions to the Canadian Transportation Agency,
  • Canadian Pacific Railway in an application by the cities of Cambridge and Kitchener for a road crossing over CP's right-of-way. The Agency dismissed the cities' application at CP's request.,
  • Action by a plaintiff who claimed contractual obligation to be admitted to the master of law program.,
  • Advised on various rail regulatory issues related to the development of a polypropylene facility and related industrial railway facilities in Alberta,
  • Advised on rail regulatory issues related to the development of a rail terminal in Saskatchewan,

Career & Education


  • JD University of British Columbia
  • BA University of British Columbia




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