The Jack Layton movie turns real life into a true story

by H+K Canada

March 8, 2013

The Jack Layton movie turns real life into a true story

This article was contributed by Brad Lavigne and originally published on March 8, 2013 When I stepped onto the movie set in Winnipeg to watch some of the scenes being shot of Jack, a production of Pier 21 Films about Jack Layton’s historic election campaign in 2011 and his death a few months later, … Read more

Q+A – Jenny Lee from The Vancouver Sun

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Twitter. My handle is @jennyleevansun +2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? Grounds maintenance at North Vancouver Outdoor School. I got to hang out at the campfires in the evenings, but the days were filled with worms, weeds and creosote! +3 Not including your own blog, what else do … Read more

Federal budget focuses on modest economic measures

Economic Action Plan 2013, delivered today by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, reinforces the government’s determination to eliminate the federal deficit by 2015. At the heart of this year’s budget is the government’s vision for maximizing job creation and economic growth within existing or slightly decreased spending levels. Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper is confident both … Read more

10 to follow – Alberta legislature

How did we come up with the 10 to follow list for the #ableg hashtag? Well, we’re a scientific bunch here at Hill+Knowlton Strategies, so we referred to a number of key data points (ranking of influence by the Cybranding website, number of followers). And then we subjectively assigned rankings based on “troll-like” qualities: insight … Read more

The rise of the Internet and the implications for energy companies

In my previous two blogs postings, we looked at two of the reasons why so many energy companies have been getting into trouble and finding the implementation of infrastructure projects to be so hard in many developed countries:  The end of the Age of Enlightenment has produced societies less persuaded by facts and more swayed … Read more

The unpredictable evolution of Canadian investment policy

This article was originally published in the Director Journal, a publication of the Institute of Corporate Directors March, 2013 Six cautions for directors in the wake of China’s deal for Nexen Directors in Canadian-owned companies need to be aware of the political risk associated with the sale of their firms. One of the more surprising developments … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Canada’s health practice strengthens senior leadership

Leslie McGill joins, Francine Beck appointed to new role TORONTO, ON – March 18, 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated PR and government relations firm, today announces two appointments in the national health practice. Leslie McGill joined the firm as senior vice-president and Francine Beck has been promoted to senior vice-president. Both share leadership of the … Read more

Time for BC to swing the vote and control the polls with the return of the H+K election predictor

Turns armchair politicos into amateur campaign strategists for the 40th provincial election in BC VANCOUVER, BC April 11, 2013 – Good news for BC voters who can’t wait to get to the polls—Hill+Knowlton Strategies’ interactive online election predictor has returned! Available at, the predictor makes it easy for political junkies of all stripes see … Read more

A post-CNOOC/Nexen reflection (Pt.3)

I’m sure some of my conservative friends will be slightly concerned that my previous two blogs make me sound a lot like a socialist. All this talk about planning and priorities sounds very Trudeau-esque. Don’t worry—I haven’t lost my senses. I continue to have faith in free enterprise. I have no doubt, as the new … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Toronto bolsters senior team

Jen Koster leads marketing communications group and Cathy Worden appointed VP of public affairs TORONTO, ON – March 14, 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K), the country’s top-rated PR and government relations firm, announces two senior appointments in its Toronto office. Cathy Worden joins the firm as vice-president of the public affairs unit, and vice-president Jen … Read more