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Dealing with the government on behalf of clients? Make sure you know the rules.

Get valuable advice on how to be effective - and stay onside.

This is a must-attend program for anyone involved in lobbying activities.

Featuring real‐life case studies, lawyers, government staff, communications and public relations professionals will give you effective strategies for handling complex issues, including:

  • The “ins” and “outs” of the legislation
  • Risk management – how to stay within the rules when engaged in lobbying activities
  • Tactics to ensure you’re not the latest scandal in the headlines
  • Specific issues relating to government procurement and trade agreements
  • Best practices for working with a PR Firm
  • Implementing effective strategies to get your message heard
  • Transparency and the Ethics of Lobbying”: featuring Cristina DeCaprio, Lobbyist Registrar, City of Toronto
  • Insights from Michael McEvoy, Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia, on the upcoming changes from Bill 54, the Lobbyists Registration Amendment Act, 2018

PLUS!  You will receive complimentary access to two online primers featuring Guy Giorno – “Lobbying and Government Relations: The Latest Rules and Strategies for Compliance”; and “Lobbying Compliance – Internal Strategies for Organizations



  • Guy Giorno, Partner, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP

Keynote Speakers

  • Cristina De Caprio, Lobbyist Registrar, City of Toronto
  • Michael McEvoy, Registrar of Lobbyists for British Columbia


  • Bruce Bergen, Senior Counsel, Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying
  • Cristina De Caprio, Lobbyist Registrar, City of Toronto
  • Supriya Dwivedi, lawyer, former lobbyist and now radio host on 640 Toronto
  • Heidi Francis, Associate Deputy Minister, Shared Services, Government of Ontario
  • Paul Lalonde, Partner, Dentons LLP
  • John Matheson, Principal, StrategyCorp
  • Michael McEvoy, Registrar of Lobbyists for BC
  • Marcia Mills, former procurement lawyer, Government of Canada, now counsel, Fasken
  • Kyle Morrow, Lawyer, Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP
  • Caroline Pinto, Managing Principal, Counsel Public Affairs
  • Mike Van Soelen, Managing Principal, Navigator Ltd.
  • Regan Watts, former Head, Innovation, Citizenship and Global Affairs, IBM
  • Paul Yeung, Vice President, Upstream Strategy Group, and Secretary-Treasurer, PAAC



Fees include attendance, program materials, lunch and break refreshments.

Program Changes

We will make every effort to present the program as advertised, but it may be necessary to change the dates, location, speakers or content with little or no notice. In the event of program cancellation, York University and Osgoode Hall Law School’s liability is limited to reimbursement of paid fees.

Cancellations and Substitutions

Substitution of registrants is permitted at any time. If you are unable to find a substitute, a full refund is available if a cancellation request is received in writing 14 days prior to the program date. If a cancellation request is made with less than 14 days notice, a $75 administration fee will apply. No other refund is available.


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Program Details

Questions on program registration?
Please contact the Registration Team at osgoodepd@osgoode.yorku.ca

Questions on the program content?
Please contact the Program Lawyer:
Amy ter Haar at AterHaar@osgoode.yorku.ca

Program Details

Date & Time

March 25, 2020
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. EDT

Online Replay 
May 6, 2020
Register for Online Replay


Osgoode Professional Development Centre,
1 Dundas St. W., 26th Floor Toronto, ON

Fee per Delegate

$795 + HST

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Printable Registration Form

Eligible CPD Credit Hours

Who Should Attend

  • Government and public relations lawyers and affiliated professionals
  • Professional lobbyists representing corporations, trade and professional associations, public interest and other citizen groups, and labor unions
  • Strategic policy consultants, and similar policy advocates
  • Compliance professionals
  • Government Procurement Professionals
  • Municipal councilors
  • Public Officials
  • Professionals working in campaign finance, philanthropy and grassroots mobilization
  • Federal, Provincial and Municipal government employees planning a move to lobby after separation or retirement
  • Association professionals seeking an edge as they plan for career advancement opportunities
  • Recent graduates as they prepare for positions in lobbying or advocacy

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