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Carly Baker


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University of Alberta, J.D., 2019

University of Alberta, Bachelor of Arts with Distinction, 2016

Bar Admission: 2020
Aerospace, Agribusiness, food and beverage, Franchises, dealerships and distributorships, Construction, Financial services, Government and not for profit, Life sciences, Oil and gas, Power, Real estate, Renewables and energy transition, Start-up and early-stage companies, Technology
Practice areas:
Occupational health and safety, Employment litigation, Employment and labour, Litigation and dispute resolution


Carly's focus is:

  • Advising clients on collective bargaining and labour disputes, including unfair labour practice complaints, duty of fair representation, certification and revocation, and successor and common employer applications;
  • Representing clients in grievance arbitrations and labour board proceedings;
  • Advising clients regarding termination, wrongful dismissal, restrictive covenants, employee fiduciary duties, occupational health and safety complaints, and employment standards; and
  • Representing clients in employment-related litigation. 

Carly has appeared before all levels of Court in Alberta, as well as before the Alberta Labour Relations Board and Saskatchewan Labour Relations Board.

Recent cases

  • Successfully resisted a certification application. General Teamsters, Local Union No. 362 v Elbow Grease Management Ltd, 2024 ALRB 69
  • Successfully applied for certification after establishing that an existing employee association was not a valid trade union. Association of School and College Employees, Local No. 601 v The King’s University and The King’s University Employee Association, 2024 ALRB 62
  • Successfully applied for a reconsideration of a Board decision finding a breach of a union's duty of fair representation. Abay v Retail, Health Care and Service Employees Union, CLAC Local 301, 2024 ALRB 22
  • Successfully applied for a successorship declaration. Construction Workers Union, Clac Local 151 v Technical Workforce Inc. and Woodland Constructors Ltd., 2023 CanLII 97985 (SK LRB)

Community involvement

Carly is a volunteer lawyer for Pro Bono Law Alberta.

Professional involvement

Corporate roles

Carly is a member of the Board of Directors of Digital Alberta and the Alberta Collaborative Resolution Association.

Professional associations

  • Member, Law Society of Alberta
  • Member, Canadian Bar Association
  • Member, Calgary Bar Association
  • Member, The Advocates’ Society

Representative work

Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P's $6.8 billion acquisition of Inter Pipeline Ltd.

Counsel to Inter Pipeline Ltd. in its acquisition by Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P pursuant to a statutory plan of arrangement for $6.8 billion.

Precedent-setting securities law decision

Successfully represented Inter Pipeline Ltd. (IPL) in a precedent-setting case before the Alberta Securities Commission. The case addressed Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P.'s use of total return swaps in its takeover bid of IPL. The decision is the first time that a Canadian securities regulator has directly addressed the use of total return swaps within the context of takeover bids following the changes to the Canadian takeover bid regime in 2016. (Re Bison Acquisition Corp., 2021 ABASC 100).


Recent honours and recognition

BD&P Employment & Labour Group named 2023 Reader's Choice in the Employment & Labour Law – Full Service Firm category by Canadian HR Reporter