Sandra A. Gogal

Partner | Toronto

416.595.8574

Portrait of Sandra A. Gogal

Sandra Gogal has a nationally recognized practice in Aboriginal and environmental law. She has extensive experience advising mining, energy, oil, gas, and engineering companies, lenders, and investors, as well as provincial and federal government agencies, on Aboriginal, regulatory, and hydro-electric and wind power, forestry, and mining project matters.

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2018 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2018 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 90 Miller Thomson lawyers across 35 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer review process...

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Miller Thomson ranked in 2018 edition of Chambers Global

Miller Thomson has once again been ranked among leading firms for Labour & Employment in the 2018 edition of Chambers Global – The World’s Leading Business Lawyers.  Each year, Chambers & Partners conducts extensive research of legal markets around the world...

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Miller Thomson earns top rankings in Chambers Canada 2018

Miller Thomson earned a top Band 1 ranking for two practice areas in the 2018 Chambers Canada Guide. Our Charities and Not-For-Profit group is regarded for “its novel and innovative approach to complex matters arising within the charitable and non-profit market,”...

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Miller Thomson recognized in 2017 Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory

In the recently released 2017 edition of the Canadian Legal Lexpert® Directory, 79 Miller Thomson lawyers across 30 areas of law have been recognized for their industry-leading advisory expertise.  These latest rankings are the culmination of an extensive annual peer...

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Miller Thomson recognized in Chambers Global 2017

Miller Thomson’s national Labour & Employment group has been named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Global, a ranking of the world’s leading lawyers and law firms. Chambers & Partners conducts extensive annual research of legal markets to identify the leading firms...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in 2017 Chambers Canada guide

Thirteen Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups are named in the 2017 edition of Chambers Canada.  The guide ranks lawyers and law firms in over 40 specialist practice areas across Canada, based on client feedback, peer interviews and an assessment of...

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Miller Thomson lawyers recognized in The Best Lawyers in Canada 2017

126 Miller Thomson lawyers from across the country and in numerous areas of law have been recognized for their expertise in the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in Canada. This result is up from 122 lawyers ranked last year....

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Lexpert recognizes 80 Miller Thomson lawyers

Miller Thomson is pleased to announce 80 lawyers across ten of our offices are recognized in the 2016 edition of The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory as leading practitioners in their field. Published annually since 1997, The Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory...

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Lexpert recognizes six Miller Thomson lawyers as global mining leaders

Miller Thomson is pleased to share that six of its lawyers have been recognized in Lexpert’s Leading Canadian Lawyers in Global Mining 2015/2016 edition. Published annually, the guide serves as a key resource to companies seeking to retain the top...

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Miller Thomson receives top honours in Chambers Canada

Twelve Miller Thomson lawyers and four practice groups were ranked in the recently published first edition of the Chambers Canada Guide. The Guide ranks leading lawyers and law firms practicing in all provinces and territories across Canada, in over 40...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at SME Mining Conference

Sandra Gogal is a presenter at Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration’s conference on Current Trends in Mining Finance.

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Sandra Gogal speaks on Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law

Sandra Gogal is Program Director of the Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Indigenous Peoples and Canadian Law on “The Duty to Consult and Accommodate”.

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Sandra Gogal speaks at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo

Sandra Gogal presents “The Growing International Cannabis Industry: Insights on Canadian and Australian Markets” at the 2018 World Medical Cannabis Conference & Expo. This panel will focus on the budding market landscape in the U.S., Canada and Australia, as well...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at Canadian Cannabis business Conference

Sandra Gogal speaks on a legal panel discussing “Compliance, Governance and Excellence: Product Safety and Liability, Risk Mitigation and Protecting IP” at the Canadian Institute’s Canadian Cannabis Business Conference.

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Sandra Gogal speaks on Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples

Sandra Gogal is Program Chair of the 2017 Legal and Practical Guide to Consultation with Indigenous Peoples on “Introduction to Consultation: Who, What and Why”.

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Sandra Gogal speaks at Aboriginal Consultation & Engagement conference

Sandra Gogal speaks at the Canadian Institute’s Aboriginal Consultation & Engagement conference in Toronto. She speaks on May 17 on the subject of “Implementing the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act” as well as hosting a workshop on May 18 on the...

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Sandra Gogal speaks at the Canadian Mining Symposium

Sandra Gogal will be presenting on “Opportunities with Aboriginal Communities” at the Canadian Mining Symposium in London, England.

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Sandra Gogal speaks at the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit

Sandra Gogal is presenting on “Recent Developments in the Law and Practice of Aboriginal Consultation” at the CBA Environment, Energy & Resources Law Summit.

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Sandra Gogal speaks on Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law

Sandra Gogal is Program Chair of the Osgoode Certificate in Fundamentals of Aboriginal Law on “The Duty to Consult and Accommodate”.

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Miller Thomson Aboriginal group speaks at PBLI conference

Sandra Gogal and Amyn Lalji co-chair Pacific Business & Law Institute’s conference on “Key Agreements between Industry and First Nations: Achieving Certainty & Fairness”. Our lawyers will also be presenting: Building Relationships between First Nations and Industry (Sandra Gogal) Drafting...

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Project Development: Environmental and Indigenous Considerations – Vaughan

Miller Thomson is pleased to invite you to join us for a complimentary seminar, followed by a reception, on September 27, 2017. Presented by lawyers from our Environmental Law, Aboriginal Law and Construction Law Groups, our presentation will cover environmental...

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“Market Close” Cocktail – The Cannabis Industry

Please join us for our first informal discussion of the recent capital markets events affecting Canadian listed issuers. Featuring guest speakers from Canaccord Genuity and CannaRoyalty Corp. and Miller Thomson partner Sandra Gogal, a thought leader and frequent speaker on...

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Sandra Gogal leads seminars across Canada on the state of the cannabis industry from both a regulatory and commercial perspective

Sandra Gogal will lead a national seminar series in Vancouver, Calgary, Montréal and Toronto throughout the month of April. Notwithstanding the uncertainty in the regulatory environment, entrepreneurs, investors and managers see cannabis as a national opportunity not only for cultivation...

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The Shifting Sands of Yukon’s Legal Landscape: Are You Prepared?

Legal certainty is a cornerstone to a healthy investment culture. In the last few years Yukon has seen a significant shift in its legal landscape with the introduction Bill S-6, numerous court challenges and unresolved Aboriginal land claims. There is...

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Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law as it Relates to Resource Development Activities

In recognition of Saskatchewan Mining Week 2014 we are pleased to present a seminar on “Emerging Issues in Aboriginal Law as it Relates to Resource Development Activities.” Our session focuses on understanding the legal risks and trends in case law...

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Miller Thomson is hosting a seminar on “Understanding Aboriginal & Environmental Issues in Project Development” on Nov. 26 in Waterloo

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Miller Thomson is hosting a seminar on “Understanding Aboriginal & Environmental Issues in Project Development” on Nov. 13 in Vancouver.

Topics on the agenda: Aboriginal Consultation Impact Benefit Agreements Traditional Ecological Knowledge in the Consultation Process Environmental Issues  

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CSA Provides Clarification to Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Revised Notice”), which sets out the CSA’s latest...

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CSA Provides Clarification to Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities

On February 8, 2018, the Canadian Securities Administrators (the “CSA”), the umbrella organization of Canada’s provincial and territorial securities regulators, published CSA Staff Notice 51-352 (Revised) Issuers with U.S. Marijuana-Related Activities (the “Revised Notice”), which sets out the CSA’s latest...

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Ktunaxa Case Summary

The Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in Ktunaxa Nation v. British Columbia (Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations) 2017 SCC 54, last year on November 2. The decision clarifies that religious freedom does not include protection of the...

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TSX Clarifies Application of its Requirements to Marijuana Issuers with US Activities

Issuers Deemed in Violation of U.S. Laws Could Face Delisting Review Background On October 16, 2017, the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) issued a staff notice (the “October Notice”), providing guidance on and clarification regarding the application of certain of its...

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The Cannabis Act: Highlights of Bill C-45

The federal government introduced the Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) on April 13, 2017 to legalize and regulate the production, distribution, sale, and possession of cannabis in Canada. [If/when] the Cannabis Act is passed, adults will be able to legally possess...

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SCC Affirms Ontario’s Jurisdiction to “Take Up” Lands in Treaty 3

On July 11, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) released its unanimous decision in Grassy Narrows First Nation v. Ontario (Natural Resources), 2014 SCC 48. The question before the SCC was whether the Province of Ontario or the Federal...

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Injunctions Issued Against Companies for Lack of Aboriginal Consultation

Two recent decisions in Ontario and British Columbia provide examples of the courts temporarily restraining commercial development for a lack of adequate consultation with affected Aboriginal groups. Wahgoshig First Nation v. Her Majesty the Queen in Right of Ontario et...

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The Implications of the Decision in Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources

The 2012 Lexpert®/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada

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New Draft Requirements for Aboriginal Consultation on Renewable Energy Projects

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) has released a Draft Aboriginal Consultation Guide for preparing a Renewable Energy Approval Application (“Guide”). The Guide lays out the requirements for project proponents to consult with Aboriginal communities in the Renewable Energy Approval...

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Keewatin v. Minister of Natural Resources 2011 ONSC 4801 – Case Summary

Introduction In a landmark 300+ page decision, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice held that the government of Ontario does not have the authority to interfere with harvesting rights of the Grassy Narrows First Nation under Treaty 3. Background Grassy...

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Green Organic Dutchman completes $132 million IPO

Counsel to the syndicate of agents co-led by Canaccord Genuity Corp. and PI Financial Corp.

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Ravencrest closes Alberta Green Biotech acquisition

Counsel to Alberta Green Biotech Inc.

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Schedule I bank provides credit facilities to First Nation limited partnership

Counsel to the bank

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