The Holmes Report Podcast: H+K CEO Jack Martin

by H+K Global

June 29, 2018

Cannabis Regulations

Introduction On June 27, Health Canada provided information on the regulations that will support the Cannabis Act (An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Act). These regulations (four in total) will be officially published in Canada Gazette II on July 11, 2018. Cannabis will … Read more

Cannes Lions 2018: A Personal View of a Global Event

Cannes Lions

Spending a week at the Cannes Lions Festival is surreal. You are on the French Rivera, in proximity to A-list celebs, C-suite execs and people offering freebies. Within this environment, it can be easy to forget why we’re there: to celebrate the power of creative communication. While our day jobs require that we focus on … Read more

The Cannabis Act has passed – Now what?

A Q+A with H+K’s Cannabis Experts Omar Khan and Ivan Ross Vrana Is cannabis legal now? IRV: The Cannabis Act (Bill C-45) has passed in the Senate and has received Royal Assent. It is not legal yet to buy, possess or use cannabis for anything other than authorized medical or research purposes. We are currently … Read more

Spring 2018 Legislative Session Highlights

Since September 2017, the government has tabled 17 new pieces of legislation and passed 19 bills. The focus of the third year of the mandate has been to wrap up public consultations and begin moving forward with bills that execute on key election promises made in 2015, including electoral reform, increased environmental protection and a … Read more

Social License is not Dead

Within hours of the government confirming it had acquired the Trans Mountain pipeline and its related assets, a chorus of critics rose up to offer eulogies for the concept of social licence. Yet, with a nod to Mark Twain, reports of its death are greatly exaggerated. Social licence can be difficult to define but is … Read more

Putting ‘Public’ in ‘Public Relations’

Last week I wrote about the need to put the public back into public affairs.  My perspective was that we often confuse public affairs with government relations, when the former is really much broader than the latter.  I was sufficiently encouraged by the positive feedback I received to expand on the theme in the area … Read more

US President Erin Gentry Inducted into PRWeek’s Hall of Femme

Hall of Femme

Congratulations are in order! We are proud to announce that Erin Gentry, our U.S. President, has been inducted into PRWeek’s Hall of Femme. She is a great mentor and leader at Hill+Knowlton Strategies. While accepting her honor, she talked about the value of supporting younger generations to be better than the previous ones in the … Read more

Hill+Knowlton Strategies Strengthens Defence Procurement Team in Canada

OTTAWA, ONTARIO – With the current government’s commitment to Canada’s new defence policy, and the release of the Defence Investment Plan – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K) has enhanced its Defence Procurement Team to provide industry-leading expertise with respect to complex public procurements tendered by the Government of Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces. H+K’s Defence Procurement … Read more