CATAAlliance Announces McCague Borlack LLP Award for Outstanding Product Achievement in Advanced Technology
February 13, 2013

OTTAWA, February 13, 2013 - CATAAlliance, Canada's largest high tech association, announced today that its long-standing award for Outstanding Product Achievement in advanced technology has been named the McCague Borlack Outstanding Product Achievement Award in Advanced Technology.

The Outstanding Product Achievement Award will be presented to a Canadian organization for an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class product or family of products. The product will have proven itself in operation and its design and market success will have enhanced Canada's international reputation for innovation and excellence.

"Canada is home to world class leaders responsible for important technological advancements helping our country retain its competitive position," said, Martin Smith, Managing Partner (Ottawa), McCague Borlack LLP.  "We are proud to sponsor this award recognizing an outstanding technology engineering development which has resulted in the production of a world-class product or family of products."

The McCague Borlack Award will be presented at CATA’s 28th Annual Innovation and Leadership Awards Gala Dinner, hosted by the Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa on May 29, 2013.

This year’s Gala continues a 28 year tradition of recognizing outstanding technological innovation and corporate leadership in expanding the frontiers of Canada's advanced technology industries. View last year’s Winners.

CTV Alumni Host, Paul Brent will return as the guest MC and moderator of an All Star Panel of business and community leaders focusing on the theme of Leadership for the 21st Century.

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Please review Award criteria in Para 2 above and then send your nominations for Outstanding Product Achievement Award to Emily Boucher at with Outstanding Product Achievement in the subject line.

Our Innovation Award winners have shown that they are world-class innovators and industry leaders. They serve as role models for the development of commercially successful enterprises in Canada," says John Reid, CATA President.  “We're proud that McCague Borlack LLP is part of a tradition of sponsoring our most prestigious award for outstanding product achievement” 


Jennifer Reid, Partner
McCague Borlack LLP

John Reid
President, CATAAlliance

AboutMcCague Borlack LLP
Paul McCague and Howard Black established this boutique in 1994 with nine other lawyers. Nearly two decades later the firm boasts 80 lawyers, including five in Ottawa, working in 37 practice areas. The firm has built a reputation through top-notch representation of insurance companies when the stakes are at their highest, securing the dismissal of a multibillion-dollar class action claim on behalf of Zurich Insurance Co. Ltd. at the Ontario Court of Appeal in 2005. In the last year, an alliance with U.K. giants DAC Beachcroft has strengthened its international presence while its client list also packs a punch, counting Chartis Insurance, Northbridge Insurance, Ontario Power Generation, TD Insurance, and Zurich Insurance. “Great solicitors and the service is very good,” says one fellow Bay Streeter.

About CATAAlliance
CATAAlliance spurs the business of advanced technology. It is Canada's largest and most powerful multi-sector technology trade association; it is dedicated to stimulating growth for technology enterprises through the promotion of strategic partnerships, technological innovation and entrepreneurial values and is recognized as "the Canadian champion" of research, development and innovation.