Ian A. Blue

Ian A. Blue


Ian A. Blue
Contact Information

Ian A. Blue


T 416.865.2962

F 416.865.6636

E iblue@grllp.com


Dalhousie Law School LLB
Dalhousie University B Comm.
About Gardiner Roberts LLP

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Executive Summary

Ian A. Blue, Q.C. is a senior counsel and advisor on energy and regulatory law, administrative-law, business-law and constitutional-law issues. He has appeared before all levels of courts in Ontario, Alberta, Nova Scotia and the Yukon and before both levels of the Federal Court. He also has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada. In addition, he has appeared numerous times before the National Energy Board, the Ontario Energy Board, the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board, arbitration panels and many other regulatory bodies.


Articles and Presentations

Ian A. Blue is a prolific legal writer and speaker on practice and legal topics and is a contributor to various lawyers’ publications.

Mr. Blue has also assisted in drafting federal legislation and Ontario legislation. He is also the draftsman of the Gas Distribution Act, 1999, as well as regulations made under that act, for the Province of New Brunswick. His most recent Articles are:


Ian Blue’s Papers Underlying R. v. Comeau
Papers by Others Commenting on R. v. Comeau

Mr. Blue has been credited with having made a significant contribution to the legal profession as a Bar Admission Course Instructor, a convener of Continuing Legal Education Programs on Administrative Law and Practice, Head of the Practice Skills Program of the Bar Admission Course, a Bencher of the Law Society of Upper Canada and as a past Chair of the Administrative Law and Environmental Law Sub-Sections of the Ontario Bar Association.

Professional Involvement
  • Member of the LSUC, LSA
  • Member of the American Association for Justice
  • Member of the Canadian Bar Association
  • Member of the Ontario Bar Association and the Alberta Bar Association


Pro Bono

Mr. Blue regularly acts for clients, pro bono in areas of his expertise.