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Donolo to join H+K Canada as vice-chairman
Donolo is one of Canada’s most experienced communications strategists and a veteran adviser to leaders in corporate Canada and at all three levels of government. He is the longest-serving prime ministerial director of communications in Canadian history (to Prime Minister Jean Chretien), served as a senior executive in the private and public sectors, and also represented Canada abroad as a senior diplomat. He is currently special adviser to the Ontario government on intergovernmental affairs and communications. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) CEO Goldy Hyder and chairman Brian Mersereau announced today that Peter Donolo will join the company as vice-chairman. Peter Donolo is one of Canada’s most experienced communications strategists and a veteran adviser to leaders in corporate Canada and at all three levels of government. He is the longest-serving prime ministerial director of communications in Canadian history (to Prime Minister Jean Chretien), served as a senior executive in the private and public sectors, and also represented Canada abroad as a senior diplomat. He is currently special adviser to the Ontario government on intergovernmental affairs and communications.
At 52% the Leave movement ruled the day with stronger than expected support from voters across the country particularly Wales. What was the ‘deciding factor’, the motivation behind the Leave campaign and David Cameron’s ‘miscue’ on calling for the referendum. With the results now in and being analyzed, Canadians and Canadian companies operating in the EU are set for a period of immediate uncertainty, confusion and change. Of note, for Canadian companies the change process will be at least two years. That said, there are important milestones and considerations at play which require careful monitoring. Read More
Ontario’s cabinet is larger and more diverse, with Premier Kathleen Wynne elevating seven backbenchers to the Executive Council and expanding its number to 30 in a major shuffle as the Liberals enter the second half of their four-year mandate. At a Queen’s Park ceremony on the morning of June 13th, Wynne emphasized the new energy her cabinet brings, along with her commitment to getting closer to gender parity with a cabinet that is now 40 per cent women. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is consolidating its strengths and further integrating its services to continue the momentum in its Quebec-based offices. Isabelle Verreault has been appointed general manager for Quebec, overseeing both the Montreal and Quebec City offices. Read More
Over the last few months, our national media have been keeping score as the Liberal government unwinds former prime minister Stephen Harper’s policies. The list is long – the return of the long-form census, the expedited settlement of tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, the commitment to an inquiry for missing and murdered Indigenous women, and the mission change in the fight against ISIL, to name a few. Read More
Hill+Knowlton hosted stakeholders with interest in discussing the politics of marijuana legalization. The event was an opportunity for stakeholders who are actively engaged in the marijuana industry to hear from the H+K team of experts regarding the current policy and political environment. The group was privy to fresh survey results from the H+K Perspectives Panel, which examined the relevance of this issue for Canadian’s, as well as their views on producing and selling marijuana for medical and recreational purposes. Read More
Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is proud to be named one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for the 10th year in a row. The Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has awarded this honour to only 100 companies in the country—a list published in The Globe and Mail’s special national report today. And H+K, Canada’s top-rated public affairs and public relations firm, is just one of 11 organizations who have been recognized for 10 consecutive years. Read More
On February 25, 2016, Charles Sousa delivered the Ontario Government’s Budget. After nearly a decade of deficits, and a near doubling of the provincial debt, the Government remains on track to balance the books in 2017-2018. We reviewed the Budget documents and distilled it down to five key observations. Read More
Overview BC Finance Minister Mike de Jong delivered government’s fourth consecutive balanced budget. He called this achievement a “budgetary grand slam,” reminding stakeholders of last year’s achievement of a “fiscal hat trick.” Budget 2016 includes new measures to improve housing... Read More
Following an exceptional year of growth at Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada’s (H+K) Montreal and Quebec City offices, including the recent Acertys acquisition, the firm is pleased to announce that Nathalie Bourque has joined as Quebec’s first-ever chair. “Nathalie’s expertise in the... Read More
Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon delivered the BC Liberal Government’s Speech from the Throne outlining the government’s priorities for the spring legislative session. Two recurring themes were the need to retain the courage to “get to yes” and to “stand up for... Read More
Marie Rajic joins Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada as senior vice-president and general manager of its Alberta offices. Based in Calgary, she will be responsible for team mentorship and management, client service excellence and new business development. Read More