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Privacy Lawyer
privacy, law, internet policy
  • McInnes Cooper
    Privacy Lawyer, 2001 - present
  • Federal Court of Canada
    Law Clerk, 1999 - 2000
  • Patterson Palmer (now McInnes Cooper)
    Articled Clerk/Summer Student, 1998 - 2000
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PO Box 730Halifax, NS B3J 2V1
Privacy and IT lawyer.

I am a partner with McInnes Cooper, where I advise  clients on all aspects of Canadian privacy laws and assist with technology transactions. I am the author of the Canadian Privacy Law Blog and the Canadian Cloud Law Blog

I am the former President of the Canadian IT Law Association and former Chair of the National Privacy and Access Law Section of the Canadian Bar Association. In addition to my privacy law practice, I also advise corporate, institutional and individual clients on intellectual property protection and commercialization, technology-related acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, licensing and legal disputes, including all manner of software, Internet and electronic commerce issues. 

I'm listed in the inaugural and subsequent editions of The Best Lawyers in Canada in the category of Information Technology law and the International Who's Who of Business Lawyers. 

I currently live in Halifax, but I grew up in a Canadian foreign service family, living in exotic locales such as Egypt, Ghana, India, Sri Lanka, Washington DC, Romania and Ottawa.

If I may be so bold, if you want to add me to your circles, I likely belong in ones entitled:

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  • Privacy types
  • Technology fanboys
  • Haligonians or maritimers
  • Canadians
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They charge a $2.75 surcharge to use debit/Interac, with no notice. My $7.50 beer was already overpriced. Won't be coming back.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
If you are visiting Halifax and are a fan of craft beer, you must go to Stillwell. Take a cab or walk, since there's so much to enjoy that you don't want anything to hold you back. (If you live in Halifax and are a fan of craft beer, you know about Stillwell.) The food menu is limited, but excellent. I generally like pulled pork sandwiches, but the version at Stillwell was the best I've ever had. If there was any strike against the place, it's that it opens too late for those of us who might like a delicious beer or two in the mid-afternoon on a week day.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I stayed here a number of times when it was the Delta Chelsea but stopped doing so. The place was tired and the service was in decline. I decided to give it a second shot when my new usual place was fully booked and I saw the photos of the lobby renovation. I was very disappointed that the guest rooms have not been touched. The rooms really, really need a refresh. They are very drab. I had no problems with service, but I overheard a number of people in the lobby complaining about the quality of service ... bordering on rudeness. I will not be coming back if I can avoid it.
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
I find it very hard to understand why they would choose to be closed on a Sunday, particularly when this is the prime time when people are working on their boats and may need some supplies.
Quality: Very GoodAppeal: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
42 reviews
Nice hotel but they really need to train their wait staff to be more attentive. It's not OK to sit there for ages with an empty plate or empty glass. Particularly if they walk by your table multiple times without paying attention.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
It's a shadow of its former self. Huge beer selection but it's often stale or flat. The food is underwhelming. Halifax has a lot of options for pubs, so pass this one by.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
My experience was tainted as soon as I got to the front desk. It was early in the day, but I thought I'd check to see if my room was ready so I could off-load my luggage. My room was ready, but because it was before noon, they wanted to charge me $50. Really? The room was there, ready and empty. So I had to store my bags and come back a couple hours later. Otherwise, things were fine but that really sucked.
Quality: Very GoodFacilities: Very GoodService: Good
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago