Governmental Affairs & Public Policy

Key Contacts

Barichello Enzo High Resolution Image Enzo J. Barichello Q.C.
Edmonton Managing Partner, Co-Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy
T: 780.917.4269
Goldenberg Edward High Resolution Image Edward S. Goldenberg C.M.
Partner, Co-Head of Government Affairs and Public Policy
T: 613.683.2301
McLellan AnneHon. A. Anne McLellan P.C., O.C.
Senior Advisor
T: 780.969.2648

Exceptional knowledge of Canadian government, international affairs, cross-border issues and policy development is a key component of our ability to provide clients with strategic legal and business advice in a business environment that is increasingly complex and international in scope. Members of our Public Policy Group have been invaluable for their leadership in shaping public policy in Canada, and in developing business responses to those policies.

As the largest public policy group in a Canadian law firm, we provide clients with integrated policy and legal expertise, and advisory services on domestic and international issues including:

  • National and global economic developments, and their effect on business in Canada and abroad
  • Challenges facing the financial and energy sectors
  • Regulatory issues
  • Canada-U.S. relations
  • Cross-border challenges and opportunities
  • Pension advisory services
  • Legal and governance advice for boards
  • Carbon emissions and trading
  • Climate change regulation
  • Competition policy

Members of the Public Policy Group

John R. Baird PC - Former Minister of Foreign Affairs; former Leader of the Government in the House of Commons; former Minister of Transport, Infrastructure and Communities; former Minister of the Environment; and former President of the Treasury Board.

David A. Dodge OC - Former Governor of the Bank of Canada and Chancellor, Queen's University

Edward S. Goldenberg - Former Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister and Chair, Public Policy Group

Allan E. Gotlieb CC - Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Michael Horgan - Former Deputy Minister of Finance, Former Deputy Minister of Environment and Former Deputy Minister of Indian Affairs and Northern Development

Mark Jewett QC - Former General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Bank of Canada; former General Counsel, Constitutional and International Law at the Department of Justice; former General Counsel, Department of National Revenue; former Tax Counsel and General Director, Tax Policy & Legislation Branch at the Department of Finance; former Assistant Deputy Minister and Counsel to the Department of Finance; and former Senior Assistant Deputy Minister Public Law with the Department of Justice

Michael F. Kergin - Former Canadian Ambassador to the United States

Hon. John C. (Jack) Major CC, QC - Former Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada

Hon. A. Anne McLellan PC, OC - Former Deputy Prime Minister of Canada

Dr. Indira V. Samarasekera PhD, FRSC, FCAE, DSc, OC - Former President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta; one of Canada's leading metallurgical engineers.

Stephen P. Sibold Q.C. - Former Chair, Alberta Securities Commission

John M. Weekes - Former Canadian Ambassador to the WTO

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