Registry of Lobbyists

Registration - In-house Corporation

Microsoft Canada Inc. / Chris Barry, President

Registration Information

In-house Corporation name: Microsoft Canada Inc.
Previous in-house corporation names
Responsible Officer Name: Chris Barry, President 
Responsible Officer Change History
Initial registration start date: 2006-06-19
Registration status: Active
Registration Number: 952493-13088

Associated Communications

Total Number of Communication Reports: 341

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 15

Version 4 of 64 (2008-01-23 to 2008-08-15)

Version 4 of 64 (2008-01-23 to 2008-08-15) was submitted prior to the Lobbying Act coming into force on July 2, 2008. Due to different information requirements at that time, the registration is presented in the following format.

A. Information about Responsible Officer and Corporation

Corporation: Microsoft Canada Co.
1950 Meadowvale Blvd.
Mississauga, ON  L5N 8L9
Telephone number: 905-363-8984
Fax number:  
Responsible officer name and position during the period of this registration: Phil Sorgen, President  
Description of activities: Microsoft Canada Co. is the Canadian subsidiary of Microsoft Corporation (Nasdaq "MSFT") the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential. Microsoft Canada provides nationwide sales, marketing, consulting and local support services in both French and English. Headquartered in Mississauga, Microsoft Canada has 10 regional offices across the country dedicated to empowering people through great software.
The client is a subsidiary of the following parent companies: Microsoft Corporation
One Microsoft Way
Redmond, WA
United States of America 98052

Coalition The corporation is not a member of a coalition.
Subsidiary: The corporation does not have any subsidiaries that could be affected by the outcome of the undertaking.
Other direct interests The corporation's activities are not controlled or directed by another individual, organization or corporation with a direct interest in the outcome of this undertaking.
Was the corporation funded in whole or in part by any domestic or foreign government institution in the last completed financial year? No

B. Lobbyists Employed by the Corporation

Name: Michael Eisen
Position title: Chief Legal Officer
Public offices held: No
Name: Marc Seaman
Position title: Government Relations Manager
Public offices held: Yes
Name: Phil Sorgen
Position title: President
Public offices held: No
Name: Mike Tremblay
Position title: Director, Public Sector and Education
Public offices held: No
Name: John Weigelt
Position title: National Technology Officer
Public offices held: Yes

C. Lobbying Activity Information

Federal departments or organizations which have been or will be communicated with during the course of the undertaking: Canadian Heritage (PCH), Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC), Competition Tribunal (CT), Finance Canada (FIN), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Members of the House of Commons, Public Works and Government Services Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), Senate of Canada, Service Canada (ServCan), Treasury Board Of Canada Secretariat (TBS)
Communication techniques that have been used or are expected to be used in the course of the undertaking:
Meetings, Presentations, Telephone calls, Written communications, whether in hard copy or electronic format
Subject Matter: Areas of Concern: Broadcasting, Government Procurement, Industry, Intellectual Property, Justice and Law Enforcement
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Meetings and communications with various government departments regarding intellectual property, Internet safety and security, privacy, standards and competition law matters.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Meetings and communications with various government departments regarding intellectual property, accountability, public safety and security, privacy and economic prosperity.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Policy or Program Competiton law policy
Legislative Proposal Counterfeit and Piracy Reports of the Standing Committees on Public Safety and National Security and Industry Science and Technology.
Policy or Program Taskforce on new media

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