Hyder: U.S. election lessons – time to look in the mirror

by H+K Canada

November 8, 2016

Hyder: U.S. election lessons – time to look in the mirror

This article was originally published in the Ottawa Citizen on November 8, 2016. Over the course of this year, we’ve seen some truly stunning political developments in the world, and many of us have struggled to understand the choices people have made. What kind of person, for example, would vote for Britain to leave the European … Read more

Long Before Lean In, There Was My Sorority

Queen bees. Catty women. Mean girls. These are the people I was supposed to encounter when I headed off to college and then into the workforce according to, well, pop culture. Movies, books and cautionary tales painted these female characters with such consistency that I braced myself for the inevitability as I packed up that … Read more

PyeongChang 2018 appoints Hill+Knowlton Strategies

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Hill+Knowlton Strategies wins communications brief for PyeongChang 2018 – Agency to focus on international media relations – PyeongChang, Republic of Korea, 4 November 2016 — Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has been awarded an 18-month international communications remit for the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, following a competitive pitch. The contract signing took place on … Read more

Intellectual property for procurement

Hill+Knowlton’s Chairman, Brian Mersereau, participated in the Deliverology and Defence Procurement conference hosted in Ottawa on October 26, 2016. The conference was the 4th annual defence policy symposium, hosted annually by the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the University of Calgary’s School of Public Policy. Brian participated in a panel discussion focused on examining the … Read more

Fall economic update 2016 – a Tory take

The headlines coming out of today’s fall economic update by Finance Minister Bill Morneau highlight the record levels of new borrowing that will further bloat the already significant deficits created by the year-old Liberal government. While that is an accurate take on the Finance Minister’s economic update, what the Liberals are really borrowing is time. … Read more

Fall economic update 2016

Finance Minister Bill Morneau delivered the 2016 Fall Economic Update, “A Plan for Middle Class Progress” in the House of Commons on November 1st. The statement represents an important milestone for the government, offering an overview of the current economic climate and federal deficit, identifying a number of new measures, while providing a preview of … Read more

Fall economic update 2016 – Q&A with Peter Donolo, Vice-Chairman of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada

H+K Strategies Canada Vice-Chairman Peter Donolo is the longest-serving prime ministerial director of communications in Canadian history (to Prime Minister Jean Chretien). He has also served as a senior executive in the private and public sectors, including as special adviser to the Ontario government on intergovernmental affairs and communications, and has represented Canada abroad as … Read more

Fall economic update 2016 – stay the course

It was no big surprise today that the Trudeau government’s second Fall Economic Update doubled down on their bet that every day Canadians care less about the debt-to-GDP ratio and more about the stability of their own job and the money in their pockets. Realizing this, Morneau listened to the economists and chose to generate … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Canada hires Ontario political veteran

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada (H+K) is pleased to welcome back Omar Khan as vice-president, public affairs in its Toronto office. A former H+K employee, Omar spent the last decade working at the highest levels of the Ontario government. He comes to the company directly from the Ontario Minister of Health and Long-Term Care’s office, where he … Read more

Is Niagara West-Glanbrook Patrick Brown’s Troy?

At face value, last night’s two by-election results are a bit of a yawner. Both the governing Ontario Liberals and opposition Progressive Conservatives (PC’s) held onto their seats in Ottawa-Vanier and Niagara West-Glanbrook respectively. Despite angst amongst some Liberals, and a bit of wishful thinking among some PC’s, Premier Wynne’s team held onto a seat … Read more