Maeve O’Neill Sanger

Maeve’s practice is focused on environmental, regulatory and Aboriginal law issues that affect energy and natural resource development projects.  She has assisted with matters before the Canada Energy Regulator and the Alberta Energy Regulator and with proceedings at the Federal Court, the Federal Court of Appeal, and the Alberta Court of Appeal. Maeve regularly contributes to Osler’s Canada Energy Transition blog.

Maeve studied law at the University of Victoria where she completed terms at The Law Centre legal clinic and at The Environmental Law Clinic. As a co-op student, Maeve worked at Osler, at an independent office of the Yukon legislature, and at an Aboriginal law firm in British Columbia.


Latest Insights

  • Osler Update Apr 17, 2024

    Supreme Court of Canada applies the Charter to Indigenous government

    The Supreme Court of Canada recently settled important questions regarding the interplay between the collective rights of Indigenous peoples and...

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    Supreme Court of Canada applies the Charter to Indigenous government
  • Webinar Jan 30, 2024

    Indigenous Law Insights: Bill C-61, proposed First Nations Clean Water Act and B.C.’s distinctions-based approach primer

    Members of our Indigenous Law group will deliver timely and practical information about what these developments mean for your business.

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    Indigenous Law Insights: Bill C-61, proposed First Nations Clean Water Act and B.C.’s distinctions-based approach primer
  • Osler Update Jan 30, 2024

    A surge of initiatives: developments in Alberta power and electricity policy to watch in 2024

    Last year saw several policy initiatives with the potential to significantly impact Alberta’s power and electricity framework. We look at some key...

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    A surge of initiatives: developments in Alberta power and electricity policy to watch in 2024
  • Webinar Nov 28, 2023

    Indigenous Law Insights: Tripartite conservation agreement between federal government, B.C. and First Nations Leadership Council

    Members of our Indigenous Law group will deliver timely and practical information about what these developments mean for your business.

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    Indigenous Law Insights: Tripartite conservation agreement between federal government, B.C. and First Nations Leadership Council
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Awards and Recognition

  • Maclean Scholarship in Legal History and Criminal Law (2020)
  • Law Foundation of British Columbia Public Interest Award (2019)

Community Involvement

  • University of Victoria – The Law Centre legal clinic, Student (2020)
  • University of Victoria – Environmental Law Centre Society, Student Board Member (2018-2020)
  • Pro Bono Law Alberta, Civil Claims Duty Counsel, Student (2019)
  • University of Victoria – Environmental Law Club, External Communications Director (2017-2019)
  • University of Victoria – Environmental Law Clinic, Student (2018)
  • University of Victoria – Law Students Society, Co-op Representative (2018)

Speaking and Writing

Speaking Engagements

speaker 30/1/2024
Indigenous Law Insights: Bill C-61, proposed First Nations Clean Water Act and B.C.’s distinctions-based approach primer
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speaker 28/11/2023
Indigenous Law Insights: Tripartite conservation agreement between federal government, B.C. and First Nations Leadership Council
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Credentials

Education

  • University of Victoria, JD
  • Nova Scotia College of Art and Design University, BFA
  • École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts à Paris, Dnap du premier cycle

Languages

  • English