CPR and IBM Canada Enter into Outsourcing Agreement

On December 1, 2003, Canadian Pacific Railway Co. entered into a seven-year outsourcing relationship with IBM Canada Ltd. The agreement, valued at approximately $200 million, involves IBM managing and enhancing CPR’s computing infrastructure. It is intended to increase innovation in CPR’s computing environment, generating cost savings, higher productivity and enhanced services for rail customers. The agreement also enables CPR to benefit from innovative technology and business processes and applications developed at IBM’s Centre for Transportation Innovation. It will result in the transition of approximately one hundred employees from CPR to IBM.

CPR was represented by in-house counsel, with a team led by Don Barnhardt (technology), and included Colin Goldie (real estate) and Karen Fleming (privacy); and by Macleod Dixon LLP, with a team led by Harry Ludwig (technology), and included David Craddock, Luanne Morrow and Kathy Krug (technology), Glen Poelman (labour) and Brad Hayden (corporate).

IBM was represented by in-house counsel, with a team led by Ari Blicker (technology), and included Irene Christie (labour), Leslie Gergely (privacy) and Derek McCallum (real estate).


Harry J. Ludwig LuAnne R. Morrow Leslie D. Gergely Irene P. Christie Ari M. Blicker Bradley J. Hayden Kathy Krug