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Dealing with the Canadian Public Sector

Vancouver, September 14, 2017 - January 1, 0001


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 is subject to a number of regulatory considerations that do not 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.



  • Registration: 7:30 – 8 a.m.
  • Presentations: 8 – 9 a.m.


Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
595 Burrard Street
Suite 2600, Three Bentall Centre
Vancouver, B.C. (Map)

Mandatory Continuing Education

This program has been accredited for 1 CPD Credit Hour with The Law Society of British Columbia.