Graham S. Ragan Partner


Speaks:  English

Year of Call: 2004 - Ontario

Primary phone: +1 613-786-8699

Fax: +1 613-563-9869

Email: graham.ragan@gowlingwlg.com

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Primary office:  Ottawa


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Graham S. Ragan

Graham Ragan is a partner in Gowling WLG’s Ottawa office. As a lawyer, Graham practises in the area of public law, with a focus on Indigenous law and Procurement, as well as administrative law, regulatory, appellate advocacy and government relations. 

In his Indigenous practice, Graham represents Indigenous clients from communities across Canada, as well as private sector interests seeking to do business with Indigenous communities. He has advised clients on matters involving Aboriginal Title and Treaty rights, taxation, self-government, land claims, consultation and accommodation, band governance, election disputes and economic development. As part of his Indigenous practice, Graham has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, the Federal Courts, the Tax Court and the Alberta Court of Queen’s Bench.

In his procurement practice, Graham looks to provide pragmatic and efficient advice while understanding his clients' business realities. He represents private sector and public sector clients, and assists them with every aspect of the procurement process from beginning to end. Graham also has experience in the design and conduct of competitive solicitations for public and private sector companies. He has represented clients in bid protests and related litigation before the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, as well as at both federal and provincial courts.

In his administrative law practice, Graham routinely acts as counsel before administrative tribunals and on appeals and judicial reviews. His experience before administrative tribunals includes appearances before various provincial and federal bodies, including the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board, the Ontario Licence Appeal Tribunal, the Public Sector Integrity Commissioner of Canada and the National Energy Board. Graham has also appeared in numerous judicial review applications and appeals before the Federal Courts, as well as the Ontario and Alberta courts. 

Graham is a member of Gowling WLG's Supreme Court of Canada Services team. He has experience in preparing applications for leave to appeal, representing clients on appeals and motions, and counseling clients on Supreme Court practice and procedure.

As a member of Gowling WLG's Government Affairs Group, Graham advises clients on public policy and regulatory matters, including compliance with federal and provincial lobbying laws, and access-to-information requests.

Career & Recognition

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  • 2018

  • 2017

  • 2016

    • Rankings & Awards
      November2016
      Who’s Who Legal: Canada 2016
  • 2004

    • Qualifications (Year of Call/Admission, etc.)
      2004
      Year of Call, Ontario
  • 2003

    • Education
      2003
      Queen's University, LLB
  • 1998

    • Education
      1998
      University of Calgary, BA

Memberships

  • The Advocates' Society
  • Canadian Bar Association
  • County of Carleton Law Association
  • Law Society of Upper Canada

"The Duty to Consult: Recent Developments," Investing in Aboriginal Canada, Commons Institute, 2013 (Ottawa)

“The CITT: Timing, Filing and Trends,” 9th Advanced Guide to Public Procurement, Canadian Institute, 2012 (Ottawa)

"Land Tenure Reform,” Aboriginal Lands and Natural Resources, Insight Information, 2012 (Ottawa)

“Aboriginal Rights:  A Legal Update,” Canadian Aboriginal Law, Pacific Business and Law Institute, 2011 (Ottawa)

"Patented Medicine Prices Review Board Updates and Developments," Canadian Institute, 4th Annual Drug Pricing & Reimbursement in Canada, 2010 (Toronto)

Insights & Resources

Counsel, Chief Jim Boucher in the Federal Court and Federal Court of Appeal, Fitzpatrick v. Boucher, (First Nation election appeal)

Legal Counsel, Deline First Nation (self-government)

Co-Counsel, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies (Rx&D) (intervener) in the Federal Court of Appeal, Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association v. Canada (Minister of Health) et al (data protection regulations)

Co-Counsel, Assembly of First Nations (intervener) in the Supreme Court of Canada, Bastien v. Her Majesty the Queen; Dube v. Her Majesty the Queen (First Nation taxation)

Co-Counsel, Hoechst Marion Roussel Canada Inc. in the Patented Medicine Prices Review Board hearing regarding the medicine Nicoderm

Co-Counsel, Rx&D (intervener) in the Federal Court (data protection regulations), Canadian Generic Pharmaceutical Association v. Canada (Minister of Health) et al

Co-Counsel, Rx&D in the Federal Court, Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies et al v. Attorney General et al (review of PMPRB third party reporting requirements)

Co-Counsel, Tillicum Lelum Friendship Centre (First Nation taxation)