Rangi Jeerakathil




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Education & Qualifications

  • Northwest Territories Bar (2010)
  • Alberta Bar (1999)
  • Saskatchewan Bar (1998)
  • LLB (Saskatchewan, 1996)
  • B.Comm. with distinction (Saskatchewan, 1993)

Rangi has broad environmental law experience and advises proponents on federal and provincial environmental assessments, fisheries, water, permitting and contaminated sites issues. Rangi advises clients on Indigenous law related issues, including impact benefit agreements and claims.

Rangi practises in the areas of environmental, energy and Aboriginal law, including corporate social responsibility. He has advised proponents extensively on permitting for industrial projects, including mining projects, and in project decommissioning. Rangi has advised on the environmental and regulatory components of uranium mining and nuclear generation projects.

Rangi advises clients on regulatory issues in de-regulated and regulated natural gas and electricity industries. He has also acted in general rate applications and hearings for the approval of power plants, market rule objections, transmission lines, oil facilities and other regulatory matters.

He has advised both resource companies and Indigenous communities extensively on impact benefit and related agreements. He has also advised clients on large commercial transactions with respect to environmental and Indigenous-related matters.

Rangi also advises Indigenous communities and industry on environmental, land, resource, constitutional rights and jurisdictional matters. He has negotiated claims and litigated specific claims before applicable tribunals.

Rangi has appeared extensively before courts and administrative tribunals including the Alberta Utilities Commission, Energy Resources Conservation Board, the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board, the Northwest Territories’ Public Utilities Board, National Energy Board, Joint Review Panels, Agri-food Appeal Board, the Alberta Court of King’s Bench, the Alberta Court of Appeal, the Saskatchewan Court of King’s Bench, the Saskatchewan Court of Appeal, the Federal Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of Canada.

  • Guest Lecturer, Environmental Law, College of Law, University of Saskatchewan (2018)
  • Presenter, Challenges to Greenhouse Gas legislation, CMA NEERLS & Department of Justice 29th Annual Meeting (2018)
  • Presenter, Aboriginal Law North, Canadian Bar Association (2018)
  • Presenter, Federal Environmental Assessment Environmental Forum, Saskatchewan Mining Association (2018)
  • Presenter, Oil & Gas – Environment, University of Saskatchewan (2017)
  • Presenter, Aboriginal Law Matters – Mining, MLT Aikins (2017)
  • Presenter, Potential Climate Change Legislation Environmental Forum, Saskatchewan Mining Association (2016)
  • Presenter, Doing Business with the First Nations, Law Society of Saskatchewan (2016)
  • Presenter, MLT Labour Update (2016)
  • “Engaging Aboriginal Peoples,” Fifth Annual Saskatchewan Mining Conference (Saskatoon, 2015)
  • “Resource Management: Reconciling Rights and Resources,” Canadian Bar Association National Aboriginal Law Conference (Iqaluit, 2014)
  • “Federal Regulatory Reform and the 2012 Omnibus Bills – Perspectives on Aboriginal Opposition,” Canadian Bar Association Environmental Law Section Meeting (Calgary, March 2013)
  • Lecturer, Environmental Permitting and the Duty to Consult, University of Saskatchewan (2013)
  • Lecturer, Renewable Energy, University of Saskatchewan (2010, 2011, 2013)
  • “Project Approvals and Federal Legislation,” Saskatchewan Mining Association Annual General Meeting (2012)
  • “Update on Federal Environmental Legislative Changes,” Saskatchewan Environmental Industry Managers Association (April 2013)
  • “Petroleum Contaminated Sites,” Saskatchewan Oil and Gas Forum, Insight (2009)
  • “Managing Environmental Regulatory Factors,” MLT Construction Law Seminar (2008)
  • “Watered Down: Issues Surrounding Water Use, Legislation and Policy in Southern Alberta” with Clayton Leonard, Environmental Law: The Year in Review 2007, ed. S. Berger and D. Saxe, Canada Law Book: Aurora (Ontario, 2008)
  • Recognized in Lexpert Special Edition: Energy as one of Canada’s Leading Lawyers in Energy (since 2019)
  • Recognized in Best Lawyers, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law (since 2011), Energy (Electricity) (2021)
  • A leading practitioner, Energy, Environmental, Indigenous, Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory