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 Aboriginal 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 (Saskatchewan, 2018)
  • Presenter, “Challenges to Greenhouse Gas Legislation,” 29th Annual Meeting, CMA NEERLS and Department of Justice (2018)
  • Presenter, “Aboriginal Law North,” Canadian Bar Association (2018)
  • Presenter, “Federal Environmental Assessment,” Environmental Forum, Saskatchewan Mining Association (2018)
  • Presenter, “Oil & Gas – Environment” (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 (Saskatchewan, 2016)
  • Presenter, “Labour Update,” MLT Aikins (2016)
  • “Engaging Aboriginal Peoples,” Fifth Annual Saskatchewan Mining Conference (Saskatoon, 2015)
  • “Resource Management: Reconciling Rights and Resources,” Aboriginal Law Conference, Canadian Bar Association National (Iqaluit, 2014)
  • “Federal Regulatory Reform and the 2012 Omnibus Bills – Perspectives on Aboriginal Opposition,” Environmental Law Section Meeting, Canadian Bar Association (Calgary, March 2013)
  • Lecturer, “Environmental Permitting and the Duty to Consult” (Saskatchewan, 2013)
  • Lecturer, “Renewable Energy” (Saskatchewan, 2010; 2011; 2013)
  • “Project Approvals and Federal Legislation,” Annual General Meeting, Saskatchewan Mining Association (Saskatchewan, 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,” Construction Law Seminar, MLT (2008)
  • Co-authored, “Watered Down: Issues Surrounding Water Use, Legislation and Policy in Southern Alberta,” Canada Law Book: Aurora, Environmental Law: The Year in Review 2007 (Ontario, 2008)
  • Recognized as One of Canada’s Leading Lawyers, Energy, Lexpert Special Edition: Energy (2019-present)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Energy Regulatory Law, Environmental Law, Best Lawyers (2011-present)
  • Recognized as a Top Lawyer, Energy (Electricity), Best Lawyers (2021)
  • Named a Leading Practitioner, Energy, Environmental, Indigenous, Canadian Lexpert Legal Directory