Sandra is nationally recognized for her expertise 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 government agencies on aboriginal, regulatory and related project matters. Sandra has a combined 20 years experience in house and in private practice advising on resource developments across Canada, including advising general counsel on matters relating to aboriginal rights and consultation, environmental assessments, regulatory, government relations and negotiations. She has negotiated several successful commercial arrangements, impact and benefit agreements and partnerships between industry and First Nations on major hydro electric projects and mining projects across Canada.
After a successful career on the east coast, Sandra moved to Ontario in 2005 to work for the Government of Ontario to advise the Ministry of Natural Resources on matters relating to aboriginal consultation in the areas of hydro and wind power, forestry and mining. Her experience in both private and public sectors has proven valuable in providing sound strategic and legal advice to her clients.
Sandra is published in the area of aboriginal and environmental law, has spoken at National and International forums on aboriginal law in Canada, is recognized by her peers in The Best Lawyers in Canada since 2008 for aboriginal and environmental law and was recognized in the 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Chambers Global: The Worlds Leading Lawyers for Business in the area of aboriginal law. She is the Past Chair for the Canadian Bar Association Aboriginal Law section and Co- Chair for Miller Thomson’s Aboriginal Law Industry Group