Barry Campbell is the Founder and President of Campbell Strategies. He is one of the leading public affairs consultants in Canada, with a career spanning four decades in law, politics and government relations. Barry has represented many of Canada’s leading corporations across a host of complex policy areas. He has provided counsel in several policy areas including: financial services regulation, taxation, mergers and acquisitions, health and education, among numerous other policy areas.
Barry served as a Member of the Parliament of Canada from 1993 to 1997. During that time, he served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance, later Prime Minister, The Right Honourable Paul Martin. In this capacity, he assisted in the development of the budgetary policy of the Government of Canada, and assisted in tax policy, trade policy and financial services sector policy. Barry served for two years as Vice-Chair of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance.
Prior to his election to Parliament, Barry practiced law at Toronto’s leading law firms, first as a partner of McCarthy Tétrault, then at Torys, advising major Canadian and foreign clients on acquisitions, international banking matters, competition law and trade law. Barry served as a Legal Counsellor at the International Monetary Fund in Washington, D.C. and practiced with the Washington law firm of Arnold & Porter, where his practice included representing Canadian interests in major trade disputes and foreign governments in sovereign debt re-schedulings. Barry is a graduate of McGill University, McGill Law School (LL.B.’75, BCL’76), and the Harvard Law School (LL.M.’77).
Clients Barry has worked with include: American Express Canada, Economical Insurance and The Bank of Nova Scotia.