Post-Election Event: What’s Next for the Energy Sector?

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

As election day passes by, ballots will be cast, votes will be counted and Canada’s 44th federal election will move from the front page to the history books. But what happens after election day is far more important than the weeks of campaign policy announcements. It is impossible to discuss politics in this country without an examination of the energy sector where the views on public policy are vastly different across the nation. From emissions to transitions, to taxes and subsidies, and even from economic asset to global liability, the energy sector is one that cuts across so much of our political narrative in Canada.

Join us as we discuss what the 2021 election means for this critical part of the economy. We’ll explore what we see as the various parties’ next steps in implementing, or opposing, public policy and how that plays out differently in the west, Ontario, and Quebec. We will not look back to provide a recap of the campaign but rather we’ll look forward to analyze and predict future actions. All to ensure that you are ahead of the curve in planning for an effective future in the energy sector.

Register below to attend our virtual event with special guest the Hon. Lisa Raitt alongside H+K’s National Energy + Industrials Sector Lead Will Stewart, H+K’s General Manager for Western Canada Stephen Smart, H+K’s Senior Account Director Natalie Sigalet and H+K’s Vice-President Pierre Tremblay.

Date: Monday, October 4, 2021

Time Zones: 

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


  • 30-minute fire side chat and Q+A with Hon. Lisa Raitt and Will Stewart
  • Panel discussion with Will Stewart (ON), Natalie Sigalet (AB), Pierre Tremblay (QC) and Stephen Smart (moderator)

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The Honourable Lisa Raitt joined CIBC Capital Markets in January 2020, having previously worked in both the public and private sectors. Ms. Raitt’s current focus is on senior client coverage and business development with clients in the energy, infrastructure and industrial sectors, which align closely with her deep expertise.

Prior to her current role, Ms. Raitt was the President and CEO of the Toronto Port Authority. She was elected into the House of Commons in 2008, where she went on to hold three senior portfolios serving as Minister of Natural Resources, Minister of Labour, and Minister of Transport. Most recently, Ms. Raitt was the Deputy Leader of the Official Opposition and the Conservative Party of Canada.

Hon Lisa Raitt

Will Stewart is a senior strategic advisor with over 20 years’ experience in public affairs who has driven project teams on complex files in a broad array of sectors for corporations, not-for-profits, start-ups and member driven associations. He provides strategic planning, research and communications advice to many of the leading firms, associations, and companies in Canada where public policy, public opinion, and governments converge. 

Will was named by the Hill Times as one of the Top 100 Lobbyists in the country for seven consecutive years. Will has spent hundreds of hours in front of TV camera, radio microphones, and featured in written publications as a strategist and commentator.

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Natalie uses her deep understanding of politics and policies in Alberta to assist clients in navigating governmental processes. 

Prior to joining H+K, Natalie spent six years at the Alberta Legislature in a variety of positions, including chief of staff in advanced education and technology, municipal affairs, and as assistant director in the Premier’s Office under the administration of former Premier Alison Redford. Previously, Natalie worked for a member of parliament from British Columbia.

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Pierre’s public affairs and communication skills are supported by a vast network and knowledge of governmental affairs in Quebec where he had different roles within government party’s Coalition Avenir Quebec and predecessor Action Democratique du Quebec for the last 12 years. 

Pierre was deputy chief of staff to the Quebec Minister of Transport since October 2018. Prior to the latest provincial election, he was the chief of staff of the Parliamentary Leader of the Coalition Avenir Quebec opposition during the entire 41st legislature of the Quebec National Assembly.

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Stephen brings 20 years of communications and media experience to his role as the General Manager of H+K’s Western Canada team. Focused on delivering strategic counsel to clients across a range of sectors, Stephen is a trusted resource for strategic media relations, public affairs, issues management, as well as stakeholder relations advice. 

Before moving into communications consulting in 2014, Stephen spent 15 years as an award-winning journalist with several of Canada’s top news organizations. He also served as the Press Secretary to the Premier of British Columbia and then as Executive Director of Communications and Issues Management for British Columbia’s Official Opposition Caucus. 

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Contact Information: 

Will Stewart, Senior Vice-President and National Sector Lead, Energy + Industrials