Barry Sookman Pre-eminent Lawyer

Government Relations

Mr. Sookman has extensive involvement in government relations activities and has appeared on numerous occasions before Parliamentary committees including in relation to amendments to the Copyright Act, Canada’s anti-spam law (CASL), and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

  • Copyright reform consultations – Artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (2021)
  • Copyright reform consultations – Intermediary liability issues (2021)
  • Trade in Intangibles and impacts of the CPPA on small business (Roundtable with Minister Ng) (December 2020)
  • OPC consultation on artificial intelligence: my submission to the consultation (March 2020)
  • OPC consultation on trans-border data flows: my submission to the consultation (August 2019)
  • INDU Committee Copyright Reform (December 2018)
  • Personal submissions to CRTC in support of FairPlay site blocking proposal (March 2018)
  • INDU Committee: appeared before Committee on CASL (October 2017)
  • Digital Privacy Act Security Breach Regulations: my representations to ISED (October 2017)
  • Roundtable with Minister Freeland on IP provisions for USMCA negotiations (October 2017)
  • House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade (May 2016)
  • Senate Committee on TPP (April 2016)