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Dealing with the Canadian Public Sector

Dealing with the Canadian Public Sector
Toronto, October 18, 2016

Interactions with the Canadian public sector (including governments, agencies and crown corporations) include requests for approvals, clarifications on how existing laws will be administered, contracting and procurement discussions, efficient dispute management, advocacy and requests for changes to policies or existing laws.

Businesses often overlook that dealing with public sector officials at all levels are subject to a number of regulatory considerations that don’t apply to interactions in the private sector. These include lobbying registration requirements, conflict of interest considerations, special rules relating to procurement activity, special notification or adherence to procedural requirements, government advocacy considerations, and public disclosure of correspondence through access to information regimes. This program will explore federal, provincial and municipal laws relating to these matters.


8:00 – 8:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Registration
8:30 – 10:00 a.m. - Presentations


Michael Barrack, Partner, Blakes
Cathy Beagan Flood, Partner, Blakes
Barry Campbell, Founder and President, Campbell Strategies
Alexis Levine, Partner, Blakes
Marianne Smith, Partner, Blakes


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
199 Bay Street
Suite 4000, Commerce Court West
Toronto, Ontario 

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program contains 45 minutes of Substantive content and 45 minutes of Professionalism content.
This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.