Intellectual property for procurement

by Brian Mersereau

November 4, 2016

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

Canada needs to form one coherent project office for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

Originally published in the Ottawa Citizen on January 21, 2016. Theoretically speaking, when it comes to risk management, enhanced governance is almost always construed as a ‘good thing’. For instance, a governance structure which encourages responsible, collaborative thinking and strong stakeholder involvement should – in theory – deliver positive results. But like all things in … Read more

CSC procurement strategy – time to lift anchor

H+K Canada chairman Brian Mersereau lends his procurement strategy expertise to the Ottawa Citizen as the Defence Watch guest writer. This article was originally published on September 12, 2014. The Canadian Surface Combatant procurement strategy – time to lift anchor  Not much appears to have changed on the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program since my original piece … Read more

Defence procurement strategy – a paradigm shift

The Minister of Public Works, supported by the Ministers of National Defence, Industry, and International Trade, is in the process of introducing the new Defence Procurement Strategy (DPS), which will usher in the most wide-ranging reform to Canada’s defence and Industrial Benefit policies and processes that this generation has seen. Execution of these reforms is … Read more

Uncharted territory – New expectations for corporate communications

This was originally published on the October/November 2013 issue of Vanguard Magazine. The Canadian public is more engaged in defence procurement than ever before. Gone are the days when the government of Canada could spend billions of taxpayer dollars on a military platform with little or no public reaction. Some might say we have the Joint … Read more

The Jenkins Report – Restructuring industrial investment

Today’s presentation of Tom Jenkins’ report, Canada First: Leveraging Military Procurement Through Key Industrial Capabilities, signals yet another effort to stimulate a restructuring of Canadian procurement process. Today’s report provides strategic recommendations that, if implemented, should position Canada’s defence industry for long-term success. In September 2012, Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose tasked Special Advisor Tom … Read more

A Canadian aerospace review

IRBs, global market access and R&B innovation Developments in the global aerospace sector have compelled the federal government to conduct an in-depth analysis of Canada’s aerospace industry. Yesterday’s release of a two-volume report led by former Cabinet minister, the Honourable David Emerson, provides strategic recommendations that, if accepted, should position Canada’s aerospace industry and space … Read more

Ottawa strengthens senior management

Procurement, health, regulatory, environment and Aboriginal specialists shape new team Ottawa – September 12, 2012 – Hill+Knowlton Strategies (H+K), Canada’s No. 1-rated public relations and public affairs firm, today announces three new appointments in its Ottawa office. Effective immediately, Jane Billings joins the firm as vice-president and procurement group leader; Jack Hughes has been promoted … Read more

Canada and NATO’s Afghanistan Training Mission

Our Procurement team has co-authored a study for the CDA Institute that explains and assesses Canada’s ongoing involvement with the NATO training mission in Afghanistan in the context of Canadian national interests. The study is available at the following link: The study concludes that over the next 18 months two successes must be achieved in … Read more