Government Departments and Agencies make decisions and set policies that can have an immediate, negative and lasting impact on your bottom line.  In many cases, these decisions can be addressed through lobbying efforts targeted to bureaucrats and the political leaders they advise. It is often critical to deal with government and to have your interests properly represented and your perspective effectively put forward.

Woods, LaFortune LLP’s lawyers know their way around government and are able to ensure that our clients’ cases and their best interests are advanced with strong and substantive advocacy. Our extensive network of contacts at all levels of government allows our team to effectively present our clients’ concerns to key decision makers. We monitor upcoming legislation and policies and make pro-active representations, ensuring that officials are well aware of our clients’ interests and needs. Our global network of strategic allies enables us to quickly assess a situation and assemble the requisite resources to create a winning strategy.  By leveraging our services, clients will benefit from over 75 years of collective experience in government to help them reach their goals.

Our government affairs practice includes the following elements:

  • Government relations and public policy
  • Regulatory affairs and market access
  • Stakeholder affairs and corporate reputation
  • Legal and governance advice for boards
  • Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP)
  • Lobbying Act and Lobbyist Registration Act


If you have any questions or concerns regarding any aspect of the government decision-making process or government relations, please contact Michael Woods at (613) 355-0382 or by e-mail at for a no fee, no obligation consultation.