Thompson Dorfman Sweatman (TDS) lawyer Catherine Hamilton will be leaving TDS and the practice of law to pursue new opportunities, effective November 30, 2020. The partners, associates, students, and staff of TDS extend our best wishes to Catherine in her new chapter. 

Anyone wishing to contact Catherine should contact Jackie Bannatyne, her former legal assistant at TDS, at or by phone at (204) 934-2490 and she will be delighted to assist you. 

Cathy practices primarily in five areas of law – Privacy and Data Protection, Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), Technology Law, Indigenous Law, and Government & Regulatory Law.

Cathy is a founding member of TDS’ Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group and provides advice to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors on regulatory compliance with provincial, federal, and international privacy laws, risk minimization and management strategies, cross-border data flow issues, including the transfer of data outside of Canada, creation and implementation of privacy and data protection policies, procedures, and best practices for both customer and employee data, data breach prevention and response, contract and policy review with a focus on data protection issues, and access to information matters.

Cathy provides advice to health care organizations on a range of issues with a focus on privacy compliance and reviewing policies and procedures as it relates to board governance and the provision of services to members.

Cathy’s CASL practice focuses on providing advice to clients in the public, private and non-profit sectors as it relates to developing a CASL compliance program, development and review of electronic marketing practices, review and drafting of consent requests, and record keeping obligations.

Cathy’s technology practice focuses on drafting and negotiating software as a service agreements, service agreements, and independent contractor agreements.

Cathy’s Indigenous Law practice focuses on providing advice to resource developers in engaging with First Nations and Metis communities on issues related to future developments or the impacts of past developments. Cathy also provides advice to clients in the construction and consulting sector who are doing business with First Nations.

Cathy’s Government and Regulatory Law practice focuses on the regulation of professionals and professional ethics.

Cathy has contributed to the 2021 Data Protection and Privacy publication by Lexology. Read the publication here.

Cases & Transactions

Catherine Hamilton's Cases & Transactions