Annie Alport is a Partner in Miller Thomson’s Calgary office. Annie is a litigator with significant experience and a strong interest in administrative law. Annie’s caseload includes cases involving hospital liability, public health enforcement, constitutional law, education, governance, privacy, professional regulatory matters, regulatory defence, and general civil litigation.
Annie has acted for a broad range of clients in the health, education, and not-for-profit sectors. Her litigation experience is diverse and spans across two provinces. She has appeared before various administrative tribunals, in the Court of Queen’s Bench of Alberta, the Federal Court of Canada, and the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. She also appears regularly in Provincial Court for her work in public health enforcement.
Annie has considerable experience working with Alberta’s Health Professions Act, Health Information Act, Public Health Act, Provincial Offences Procedure Act, Personal Directives Act, Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and Personal Information Protection Act. Annie also has a strong understanding of the federal Access to Information Act and Federal Court Procedures.
Annie began her legal career in Calgary after clerking at the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan. She received her J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan in 2013 with distinction, earning the silver medal in her graduating year, and was called to the Alberta bar in 2014. After working at another national law firm for two years, Annie worked as a Crown Prosecutor for the Province of Alberta in Fort McMurray. She is licensed to practice in both Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Professional achievements & leadership
- The Best Lawyers in Canada: Ones to Watch – Administrative and Public Law, 2022
- Co-author, “Bill 46: Alberta’s second omnibus health bill in 2020”, Health Communiqué, December 10, 2020
- Co-author, “Cambie Surgeries Corporation v. British Columbia (Attorney General): Case comment”, Health Communiqué, December 10, 2020
- Co-author, “Taking a closer look at Bill 30: Part 2”, Health Communiqué, August 20, 2020
- Co-author, “Taking a closer look at Bill 30”, Health Communiqué, August 13, 2020
- Co-author, “Bill 30: Alberta’s proposed omnibus health bill”, Health Communiqué, July 9, 2020
- Co-author, “Alberta Health Services v Farkas: Balancing the interests of freedom of information and solicitor-client privilege”, Health Communiqué, May 7, 2020
- Co-author, “COVID-19: The power of the government in a public health emergency,”MT Health Communiqué, March 20, 2020
- Speaker, “Alberta’s Mental Health Act,” University of Calgary, January 31, 2020
- Board Member, Alberta Continuing Care Association
Bar admissions & education
- Saskatchewan Bar, 2014
- Alberta Bar, 2014
- J.D. – University of Saskatchewan, 2013
- Bachelor of Arts in Political Science – McGill University, 2009
- Clerkship with the Court of Appeal for Saskatchewan, 2013-2014