Q+A – Elaine Yong from Global News BC

by H+K Canada

April 29, 2013

Q+A – Elaine Yong from Global News BC

+1 Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest? Facebook – I love being a Facebook stalker and keeping tabs on everyone else’s life. It allows me to stay connected, albeit in a very shallow way. Though sometimes I am surprised at how much information people put out there. +2 What’s the worst job you’ve ever had? My first … Read more

BC NDP election platform

The BC NDP released their entire election platform today in Victoria. Today’s announcement concludes the themed daily policy announcements the BC NDP have made since the Sunday prior to the start of the campaign. New initiatives announced today include commitments to create a new Ministry of Women’s Equality, conduct a judicial inquiry into the sale … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies appoints Canadian Armed Forces veteran

Andrew Leslie joins the Ottawa team as an associate OTTAWA, ON – April 25, 2013 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and government relations firm, today announces the appointment of Andrew (Andy) Leslie as an associate in the Ottawa office, effective immediately. Before retiring in 2011, Andy was with the Canadian Armed … Read more

BC Liberals election platform 2013

The BC Liberals unveiled their entire party platform today in Vancouver, titled Strong Economy, Secure Tomorrow. The 94 page document maintains their main message that the BC Liberals are competent fiscal managers while the BC NDP would increase government, spend recklessly, grow debt and raise taxes. Rather than only promote the BC Liberal vision for … Read more

The state of Canada’s political opposition

This past weekend brought political pundits competing political events as Canada’s two main opposition parties each sought to position themselves as the alternative to the governing Conservatives. The Liberal Party of Canada spoke with a united voice and elected Justin Trudeau as their seventh leader in ten years. The NDP used its policy convention to … Read more

Growth returning to B.C.’s advertising and PR sectors

This article was originally published on Business in Vancouver, April 16, 2013 Companies anticipate new hires as ad agency revenue recovering from 2009 lows Revenue in British Columbia’s advertising sector hit a low in 2009 and only just started recovering in 2011, according to Statistics Canada. The industry saw revenue of $582 million in 2011, … Read more

BC Election now underway; campaigns matter

Premier Christy Clark earlier today visited BC Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon to formally ask her to dissolve the legislature, officially kicking off the 28 day provincial election campaign. By 9:00pm or so on Tuesday, May 14, we will know who will be Premier for the coming term. Polling suggests the BC NDP is poised to … Read more

Mike Coates – On the road again

I am back from another trip to China. With our CNOCC assignment concluded, we are of course looking for that next advisory opportunity. So the trip provided us a window into China’s current appetite for investment in Canada.  There is no question that H+K is well-placed for the next foray into Canada; the issue is … Read more

BC NDP fiscal plan 2013

The BC NDP today released the fiscal plan which will support their election platform. This plan outlines ways they would generate new revenue and reallocate funding to pay for new programs and initiatives should they form government. Their plan provides $2B in new or reallocated revenue over the next three years ($311M this year and … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada again named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces

 Seven-time winner also named a best workplace for women for third year in a row It’s official: the Great Place to Work® Institute Canada has named Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) one of the Best Workplaces in Canada – for the seventh consecutive year. Listed alongside only 100 other companies – all announced in the Globe … Read more