11 February 2014

Canadian firms donate to political parties

Heenan Blaikie, the law firm that is in the process of being wound down, is one of numerous large law firms who gave collectively or through their partners to political parties.

By Neasa MacErlean

Heenan Blaikie is one of numerous large law firms who gave to political parties. Club4traveler

A list of contributions to the Progressive Conservatives in 2013 includes Can$9,300 from Heenan Blaikie Management Ltd. Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP says that it gives equal amounts to the main parties. A spokeswoman says: 'Osler on behalf of its partners supports the democratic process by making contributions on an equitable basis to political parties where that is permitted under applicable law.'  Bennett Jones LLP is one firm that says it does not donate to political parties in Ontario, even though it was founded by R B Bennett, a former Conservative prime minister. Source: Law Times News

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