May 8, 2013
Ottawa – The 2013 Rideau Institute Leadership Award will be presented to public-interest lawyer Steven Shrybman for his many years of work and achievements in promoting democracy, sovereignty and environmental protection.
The Rideau Institute Leadership Award is given by the Rideau Institute Board of Directors to a person or group for making an outstanding contribution to a progressive vision of Canada.
Steven Shrybman is a partner in the law firm of Sack Goldblatt Mitchell and practises international trade and public interest law in Ottawa, Canada. His professional career has placed him at the centre of many of the important challenges facing Canada over the last 25 years.
As one of Canada’s leading advocates, Mr. Shrybman has championed Canadian sovereignty and environmental protection in the face of free trade, privatization and encroaching corporate interests.
Among his many achievements, he stopped the first foreign take-over under the Investment Canada Act in 2008, and rolled back the rush toward privatization by preventing the selloff of Hydro One in 2002.
Most recently, Mr. Shrybman has turned to protecting our democracy by uncovering the Robocalls Scandal, and representing electors in six federal riding who have asked the court to annul the results of the May 2011 election in those ridings.
Steven Shrybman will be presented with the Rideau Institute Leadership Award on June 5th, at the 2013 Rideau Institute Social in Ottawa.
The Rideau Institute is an independent research, advocacy and consulting group based in Ottawa.
For more information, contact:
Operations Coordinator, Rideau Institute
o. 613-565-9449 x 21