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Business and Legal Considerations: 2019 Federal Election

Live Webcast/Toronto, May 29, 2019 - 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

With the 2019 federal election on the horizon and new pre-election rules taking effect June 30, we invite you to join Blakes and guest speakers for a discussion on key business and legal areas to be aware of during election season.


  • The legal considerations in an election period, including with respect to third-party activities, lobbying and political activities

  • Government decision-making, dealing with the public sector and lobbying in an election cycle

  • Merger and acquisition timing in an election cycle

  • Access to information in an election cycle

  • Policy areas that could be impacted by the 2019 federal election

  • Lawyers registration obligations and the conflict between this and the duty of confidentiality


  • Barry Campbell, Founder and President, Campbell Strategies

  • Amanda Galbraith, Principal, Navigator Limited

  • Don Guy, Chief Executive Officer, Pollara

  • Jason Lietaer, President, Enterprise Canada

  • Alexis Levine, Partner, Blakes

  • Maria Nasr, Associate, Blakes

  • Julie Soloway, Partner, Blakes

Mandatory Continuing Education


This program contains 15 minutes of Professionalism content and 15 minutes of Substantive content. This organization has been approved as an Accredited Provider of Professionalism Content by the Law Society of Ontario.


Please note that pursuant to the amendments to the Règlement sur la formation continue obligatoire des avocats (Regulation respecting mandatory continuing education for lawyers – available in French only) of the Barreau du Québec, which came into force on April 1, 2019, the status of “recognized provider” and the mandatory “recognition” of activities have been abolished.

Blakes will continue to provide you with a confirmation of participation for your records. As stipulated in the above-mentioned regulation, members must preserve supporting documents attesting their completion of training activities for a period of seven years beginning on April 30 following the end of the reference period during which such activities were completed.

British Columbia

This program has been accredited for 0.5 CPD Credit Hours with The Law Society of British Columbia and counts towards the two-hour requirement for professional responsibility and ethics, client care and relations, and/or practice management.


  • Lunch and Registration:12 – 12:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Presentations/Live Webcast*: 12:30 – 2 p.m. (EDT)


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