Post-Election Event: What’s Next for Business?  

Hill+Knowlton Strategies invites you to a virtual panel discussion to explore what’s next for business after the 44th federal election.

Our panel of experts will discuss how Canada’s political landscape has shifted with the results of the election, and what it all means for you and your business.

Next week, the ballots cast, counted, and the winner announced Canada’s most recent general election is over. While many may feel this puts politics behind us, we see the real work just beginning. For the past number of weeks, and the months before that, political leaders and parties have been crossing the country making promises, discussing ideas, and taking issue with those who disagree with their view of the world. 

Once the election is over, we will explore what it all means. How will the government implement their campaign promises, if at all? Who are the winners and losers from an economic point of view? And perhaps most importantly, how can you and your executive leadership teams prepare now and gain an advantage over your competition by anticipating government actions.

Register below to attend our virtual panel discussion with special guest Hon. John Baird, H+K’s National Corporate Advisory Lead, Jason MacDonald, H+K’s Lead, Content + Digital Lindsay Finneran-Gingras and H+K’s Vice-President, Public Affairs John Delacourt.

Date: Thursday, September 23, 2021

Time Zones: 

Toronto + Montreal EDT: 1pm to 2pm
Regina CST + Calgary MDT: 11am to 12pm
Vancouver PDT: 10am to 11am


  • 20-minute fire side chat with Hon. John Baird and Jason MacDonald
  • 25-minute panel discussion with Hon. John Baird, Lindsay Finneran-Gingras, John Delacourt and Jason MacDonald (moderator)
  • 10-minute Q+A with speakers

Register below to receive the login details + a calendar hold.

A native of Ottawa, Mr. Baird spent three terms as a Member of Parliament and four years as Foreign Minister. He also served as President of the Treasury Board, Minister of the Environment, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure, and Leader of the Government in the House of Commons.

Prior to entering federal politics, Mr. Baird spent ten years in the Ontario Legislature where he served as Minister of Community and Social Services, Minister of Energy, and Government House Leader.

John Baird

Jason is a bilingual communicator with over two decades of public and private sector corporate communications experience. His background includes developing effective strategic communications plans, media relations and executive profiling strategies, and media and spokesperson training programs to help organizations deliver a compelling message to the right audience.

A seasoned adviser, Jason draws on knowledge gained from his time working for Canada’s largest media organization in a range of senior roles, as well as from his tenure as director of communications and chief spokesperson for Canada’s 22nd Prime Minister.

Jason MacDonald

Lindsay brings a combination of digital and social media expertise as well as a foundation in strategic communications to help drive digital integration and innovation across all of H+K’s work.

With expertise in social and digital communications, Lindsay has more than a decade of experience designing campaigns that engage audiences and, ultimately, shift opinions on important issues.

A skilled communicator and strategist, Lindsay has a solid foundation in public relations, strategic communications, reputation and issues management and public affairs.


LFG headshot

John has developed a great depth of knowledge and experience over two decades working in Ottawa. As Director of Communications for the Liberal Research Bureau, he played a key leadership role in the planning and execution of the digital communications strategy for both caucus and Cabinet Members and working closely with the Prime Minister’s office. He has also served in three portfolios in legislation and communications while in government and in senior communications and stakeholder relations roles while in opposition.

John’s leadership and government relations expertise was recently recognized with his inclusion in the Hill Times list of Top 100 Lobbyists in Canada. A natural communicator and strategist, John has both authored and overseen the development of government relations strategy for a wide range of clients.

john's headshot


* indicates required

Contact Information: 

Will Stewart, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Public Affairs + Advocacy

Jason MacDonald, Senior Vice-President and National Lead, Corporate Advisory