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: 327

Monthly communication reports in the last 6 months: 13

Version 1 of 64 (2006-06-19 to 2007-01-09)

Version 1 of 64 (2006-06-19 to 2007-01-09) 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: Sandra Palmaro
Position title: Director, Public Sector and Education
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: 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), Industry Canada, Justice Canada (JC), Public Works and Government Services Canada, Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), 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: Government Procurement, Industry, Intellectual Property, Justice and Law Enforcement
Subject Matter: Retrospective: Meeting with Intellectual Property Secretariat of Department of Justice regarding enforcement of intellectual property rights.Meeting with RCMP regarding Child Exploitation Tracking System and consumer secuirty initiative.Meeting with Industry Canada regarding copyright reform.Meeting with Heritage Canada regarding copyright reform.Meeting with Treasury Board Secretariat of Canada regarding license consolidation and government transformation agenda.Meeting with Copryight Board of Canada regarding copyright reform.Meeting with Public Works and Government Services regarding license consolidation.Meeting with Office of Leader of the Opposition regarding national policies.Meetings with members of the House of Commons Committee on Justice, Human Rights, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and Industry Canada regarding online child exploitation.
Subject Matter: Prospective: Meetings with various ministries and departments regarding copyright reform, license consolidation and commercialization.

Details Regarding the Identified Subject Matter

Categories Description
Bill or Resolution Bill C-60 an Act to amend the Copyright Act.
Policy or Program Intellectual Property Rights Enforcement.Online safety.

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