OTTAWA, July 30, 2019 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firm, announced today that noted NDP Strategist Anne McGrath is joining its Ottawa office as an Associate with the Public Affairs team.
McGrath, whose most recent position was with Alberta Premier Rachel Notley as her Principal Secretary, will bring her seasoned political acumen, honed from her roles as National Director of the New Democratic Party of Canada and as Jack Layton’s Chief of Staff, to provide the best in class strategic counsel H+K is known for across Canada.
“Anne has long established herself as one of the wisest strategic thinkers on both the national and provincial political stages,” said Elizabeth Roscoe, National Lead of H+K’s Public Affairs practice. “The respect and strong working rapport she’s earned with elected representatives and policy leaders transcends political parties here in Ottawa and beyond. We’re very fortunate to have her expertise in-house as she re-affirms her presence in federal politics in the months ahead.”
A natural communicator, McGrath is also recognized as one of Canada’s most perceptive commentators on national affairs. She looks forward to providing her perspective both for broadcast and online outlets, as part of H+K’s upcoming Federal Election content.
“It’s an exciting time to be back in Ottawa, as so much will change for federal politics regardless of the outcome of the 2019 campaign in the fall,” McGrath said. “I look forward to working with the team here at H+K to ensure our clientele in every sector is well prepared to engage and work with all levels of government effectively.”
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With seven offices across the country, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada is a leader in both public relations and public affairs. Headquartered in Toronto, the company is the No. 1-rated strategic communications firm in the country. Its experts specialize in corporate communications, marketing communications, public affairs, public participation, crisis, energy, technology, health care, content marketing, research and measurement, social and digital communications, financial communications and transactions. The only communications firm to have earned the Canada Order of Excellence for Quality from Excellence Canada, it has been recognized as one of the Best Workplaces in Canada for 12 consecutive years. Its parent company, Hill+Knowlton Strategies Inc., has offices in more than 40 countries as well as an extensive associate network; and it is a member of WPP (NASDAQ: WPPGY), one of the world’s largest communications services groups.
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