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Edward S. Goldenberg C.M.

Partner, Co-Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy

Governance, Public Policy and Government Relations Lawyer at Bennett Jones Ottawa and Toronto

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Co-leader of the firm's government affairs and public policy practice, Edward Goldenberg has a corporate practice, advising clients on governance issues, public policy and government relations in Canada and abroad.

Eddie has a distinguished background working with the government of Canada, having been the Senior Policy Advisor to the Prime Minister of Canada (1993-2003) and the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff (2003). During his long involvement with the Prime Minister's office, he was heavily involved in the preparation of 10 federal budgets, meetings between the Prime Minister and the provincial premiers, meetings with the heads of government of numerous countries, including all of the G-8 countries, Team Canada trade missions and cabinet committee meetings.

Prior to these roles, Eddie acted in various capacities in the federal government, including in all the major economic departments and as Special Constitutional Advisor to the Minister of Justice (1980-1982). He is one of the authors of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

Eddie was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from McGill University in 2004.

In 2006, he authored the best-selling book The Way It Works: Inside Ottawa.

In 2013, he was named as a Member of the Order of Canada "for his contributions to public policy in Canada". The Order of Canada is one of Canada's highest civilian honours.

Eddie is a director of Teranga Gold Corporation.

He divides his time between Toronto, Ottawa and Calgary.

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