Gilles M. Daigle

Executive Team

Gilles M. Daigle, General Counsel, Legal Services

Gilles Daigle is responsible for leading SOCAN’s legal proceedings with the Copyright Board of Canada. He joined SOCAN in 2013 after 23 years of service as a partner with SOCAN’s external law firm Gowlings. A highly regarded copyright and entertainment law expert, Gilles’ past experience includes working for the Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) as Commission Counsel; acting as Co-Counsel on many high-profile copyright infringement cases; and notably – a career marker and 2010 Copyright Case of the Year – representing SOCAN on the Copyright Boards decision to allow collection of royalties for music use by Canadian satellite radio services Sirius and XMRadio. Gilles completed his degree in law at the University of Ottawa and has been a member of the Canadian Bar Association since 1991.