Party leaders draw economic lines in the sand

by Elliott Gauthier

Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Data + Analytics
August 28, 2015

Party leaders draw economic lines in the sand

Another week has gone by in Election 42 and, though it is too early for any definitive declarations, a key ballot question has taken centre stage. With world stock markets in crisis, the economy has dominated the campaign, allowing the Conservatives to return to what they see as their bread and butter issue. National polls … Read more

Slowly shifting ground

Only three short weeks ago, Prime Minister Stephen Harper kicked off this federal election campaign with a familiar theme: Trust. Trust in who best can manage Canada’s employment and economy; trust in who can ensure that taxes are kept low; and trust in who can keep Canadians and their families safe. That theme of trust … Read more

H+K expands content marketing offering with launch of H+K SJR in Canada

Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), is pleased to announce the creation of H+K SJR—a new service in Canada that will bring together the strategic communication and storytelling expertise of H+K, one of the country’s top-ranked public relations and public affairs firms, with the audience development, content and digital publishing experience of Group SJR. Hill+Knowlton Strategies acquired Group … Read more

Stellar H+K talent recognized on Top 30 Under 30 list

At H+K, we know we have smart, bold and creative team members—and, we’re thrilled to report that PR in Canada agrees! Congratulations to our Jessica Turner, Meghan Spilka O’Keefe, Olga Radchenko and Tristan Eclarin for sweeping PR in Canada’s 2015 Top 30 Under 30 list. PR in Canada’s annual roundup features young professionals who are … Read more

Fiscal policy wars

Alberta’s political parties have released their fiscal policies in advance of the May 5 election date. Premier Jim Prentice’s 2015-16 budget features spending cuts and tax increases, resulting in criticism from both left- and right-leaning opposition parties. The NDP is positioning itself as a party that will maintain and increase social spending, while the Wildrose … Read more

Health-care policy wars

All four of the major parties have now released health-care policies, vying for votes in the May 5 election. Health care has always been a hot-button and divisive issue in Alberta. With Alberta spending one of the highest amounts per capita on health care, one would expect the end result to be a world-class, easy-to-access, … Read more

Top five moments – week of April 6

1. NDP Candidate Charged Door knocking turned scandal for the NDP Medicine Hat candidate Saturday when an altercation led police to charge him with simple assault. Jason Soklofske has since withdrawn his candidacy and the NDP plan to announce a replacement in the coming days. References to Soklofske have already been scrubbed from the NDP … Read more

Infographic – The 411 on PCAA Leadership

Today the PC Party of Alberta announced the three official leadership candidates, one of whom will become Alberta’s next premier. H+K Edmonton pulled together the 411 on the official candidates to celebrate the race kickoff. (click here to view image on a separate tab)

H+K Strategies bolsters internal and change communications capabilities

High-level appointment enhances service’s strength in Canada Toronto, ON – February 2, 2012 – Mike Coates, president and CEO of Hill+Knowlton Strategies Canada, the top-rated PR and public affairs firm in the country, has announced a new national promotion. Jackie King, vice president and corporate communications group leader in Ottawa is now also the Canadian lead … Read more