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    IN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
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    Expert contacts around the globe

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Why Government Relations?

government relations

The Government of Canada is among the world’s largest public buyers of goods and services. Billions of dollars worth of goods and services are acquired from domestic and international private sector vendors in order to meet both provincial and federal departmental needs. Also, as Canada is advancing through the stages of a new era of government, exciting new funding opportunities for a variety of projects are becoming available.

The Parliamentary Group is a federal and provincial government relations firm composed of former parliamentarians, senior civil servants and military officials.  Our firm is well positioned to facilitate business development opportunities with the Canadian government, as well as to ensure your organization’s regulatory concerns receive sufficient attention.

We serve a wide range of clients throughout Canada and abroad in matters pertaining to; finance, clean tech, pharmaceuticals, marine projects, construction, government procurement and legislative advocacy.

 

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Our Services

Strategic Procurement Support

Strategic Procurement Support

procurement

Our firm is led by an experienced team of former civil servants who have served at the highest echelons of the Canadian public service, notably procurement. This first hand expertise allows The Parliamentary Group to be well positioned as we facilitate your organization’s dealings with the Canadian Government throughout the procurement process.

Canadian civilian and military procurement is a Parliamentary Group specialty. Our renowned expert consultants can assist any domestic or foreign entity seeking to enter the aerospace and defense markets.

Project Development & Funding Support

Project Development & Funding Support

funding

Interested in exploring joint funding opportunities in Canada? The federal government offers a wide range of potential funding avenues that can take your company’s project from a conceptual to a commercialized phase.

Our skilled team of consultants can assist you in identifying whether your development project meets the eligible criteria for large scale federal or regional funding. We will assist you throughout the proposal drafting and application process after establishing which funding avenue is the most appropriate fit.

Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

Legislative and Regulatory Advocacy

advocacy

We ensure our clients’ legislative and regulatory concerns are sufficiently acknowledged and tabled by government.

Whether a regulatory change has affected your company’s ability to conduct business, or your non-profit is having difficulty conveying legislative concerns to listening ears, we will adopt a GR strategy that is right for you.

Public Private Partnership Support

Public Private Partnership Support

partnership

P3 contracts are nothing new to Canadian infrastructure procurement. They connect private sector to government projects where both realms assume shares of the financial risk.  It can be a great opportunity for private sector growth, and job creation. There is a wide range of eligible projects in public infrastructure within several sectors; transport, water energy, aerospace, maritime, waste management.

If your company is considering exploring P3 opportunities, allow our team of well-connected consultants to facilitate the process.

 

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Our Team

Patrick  C. Gagnon
Managing Partner
Patrick  C. Gagnon
Patrick.gagnon@parlgroup.com

Patrick’s government relations expertise is drawn from close to twenty five years of extensive political experience as an international affairs consultant, policy advisor and legislator at both the federal and provincial levels of government. Patrick served as Parliamentary Secretary to Solicitor General of Canada. Recognized for his deep understanding of the Canadian political and procurement process, he is frequently called upon by organizations for his counsel on conducting business with both private and public interests throughout Canada.

Val Meredith
Partner
Val Meredith
Val served a combined twenty years at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. During her 11 years as a Member of Parliament, she was the official Reform-Conservative opposition critic in numerous portfolios such as Justice and Legal Affairs, National Security, Immigration, Intergovernmental Affairs & Unity, Transportation, Canada - US Border Issues and Auditor General.
Lorne Nystrom
Senior Consultant
Lorne Nystrom
Lorne.nystrom@parlgroup.com

Lorne was elected nine times a Member of Parliament, serving for more than 32 years in the House of Commons. He specialized in economic and constitutional issues and gained extensive experience with both foreign affairs and trade issues. He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1993 and is also a recipient of l'Ordre de la Pléiade, an award of the French Republic. He is an expert on Canada - Asia trade issues.

David Berger
Special Advisor
David Berger
David is a lawyer, business and public policy consultant. He served as Canada’s Ambassador to Israel; is a 15 year veteran of the House of Commons. David writes and publically speaks on innovation strategy and international affairs.
Ronald Bilodeau
Senior Consultant
Ronald Bilodeau
ronald.bilodeau@parlgroup.com

In the course of his thirty year career in the federal public service, Ronald held a variety of positions with different departments including Public Service Commission, Transport Canada, Canadian International Development Agency and Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC). He was also the deputy clerk of the PCO.

Guy Bujold
Senior Consultant
Guy Bujold
Guy.bujold@parlgroup.com

Guy is the former Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, he was president and CEO of CANARIE Inc. as well as President of the Canadian Space Agency. He also served as an assistant deputy minister in several departments (Industry, Infrastructure, Fisheries and Oceans and Finance).

Alan
Williams
Special Advisor
Alan Williams
During his 33 years in the federal public service, Alan served as the former assistant deputy minister of National Defense. He is a defense procurement specialist and author of « Reinventing Canada’s Defence Procurement Sector: A view from inside ».
Gaetan Lussier
Senior Consultant
Gaetan Lussier
G.lussier@parlgroup.com

Gaetan has extensive experience as an executive in both the private and public sectors. This includes years as head of Weston Bakeries Québec as well as Deputy Minister of Agriculture for both the government of Canada and the gouvernement du Québec. He was the founding chair of the Canadian Agri-food Policy.  Also, M. Lussier was invested into the Order of Canada.

Charlie Coffey
Special Advisor
Charlie Coffey
Charlie served as a Former Executive VP, Government affairs business development for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where he led three national headquarters; Manitoba, Metro Toronto, and Ontario. One of Canada’s most respected financial sector professionals, he was also invested into the Order of Canada in 2004.
Caitlin Drouillard
Research Analyst
Caitlin Drouillard
cdrouillard@parlgroup.com

Caitlin graduated from the University of Ottawa in Political Science. Following her Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations, Caitlin worked in the public affairs department of the US-Canada federal agency, the International Joint Commission (IJC). Caitlin is committed to actively assisting in research, coordination and advocacy initiatives on behalf of the Parliamentary Group’s clients.

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Our Team

member of parliamentPatrick Gagnon
Managing Partner

Patrick.gagnon@parlgroup.com

patrick c gagnon

Patrick’s government relations expertise is drawn from close to twenty five years of extensive political experience as an international affairs consultant, policy advisor and legislator at both the federal and provincial levels of government. Patrick served as Parliamentary Secretary to Solicitor General of Canada. Recognized for his deep understanding of the Canadian political and procurement process, he is frequently called upon by organizations for his counsel on conducting business with both private and public interests throughout Canada.


member of parliamentVal Meredith
Partner

val meredith

Val served a combined twenty years at the federal, provincial and municipal levels of government. During her 11 years as a Member of Parliament, she was the official Reform-Conservative opposition critic in numerous portfolios such as Justice and Legal Affairs, National Security, Immigration, Intergovernmental Affairs & Unity, Transportation, Canada - US Border Issues and Auditor General.


member of parliamentLorne Nystrom
Senior Consultant

Lorne.nystrom@parlgroup.com

lorne nystrom

Lorne was elected nine times a Member of Parliament, serving for more than 32 years in the House of Commons. He specialized in economic and constitutional issues and gained extensive experience with both foreign affairs and trade issues. He was appointed a member of the Privy Council in 1993 and is also a recipient of l'Ordre de la Pléiade, an award of the French Republic. He is an expert on Canada - Asia trade issues.


member of parliamentDavid Berger
Special Advisor

david berger

David is a lawyer, business and public policy consultant. He served as Canada’s Ambassador to Israel; is a 15 year veteran of the House of Commons. David writes and publically speaks on innovation strategy and international affairs.


Ronald Bilodeau
Senior Consultant

ronald.bilodeau@parlgroup.com

ron bilodeau

In the course of his thirty year career in the federal public service, Ronald held a variety of positions with different departments including Public Service Commission, Transport Canada, Canadian International Development Agency and Communications Security Establishment of Canada (CSEC). He was also the deputy clerk of the PCO.


Guy Bujold
Senior Consultant

Guy.bujold@parlgroup.com

guy bujold

Guy is the former Deputy Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, he was president and CEO of CANARIE Inc. as well as President of the Canadian Space Agency. He also served as an assistant deputy minister in several departments (Industry, Infrastructure, Fisheries and Oceans and Finance).


Alan Williams
Special Advisor

alan williams

During his 33 years in the federal public service, Alan served as the former assistant deputy minister of National Defense.  He is a defense procurement specialist and author of « Reinventing Canada’s Defence Procurement Sector: A view from inside ».


order of canadaGaetan Lussier
Senior Consultant

G.lussier@parlgroup.com

gaetan lussier

Gaetan has extensive experience as an executive in both the private and public sectors. This includes years as head of Weston Bakeries Québec as well as Deputy Minister of Agriculture for both the government of Canada and the gouvernement du Québec. He was the founding chair of the Canadian Agri-food Policy.  Also, M. Lussier was invested into the Order of Canada.


order of canadaCharlie Coffey
Special Advisor

charlie coffey

Charlie  served as a Former Executive VP, Government affairs business development for Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) where he led three national headquarters; Manitoba, Metro Toronto, and Ontario. One of Canada’s most respected financial sector professionals, he was also invested into the Order of Canada in 2004.


Caitlin Drouillard
Research Analyst

cdrouillard@parlgroup.com

caitlin drouillard

Caitlin graduated from the University of Ottawa in Political Science. Following her Master’s Degree in Political Science and International Relations, Caitlin worked in the public affairs department of the US-Canada federal agency, the International Joint Commission (IJC). Caitlin is committed to actively assisting in research, coordination and advocacy initiatives on behalf of the Parliamentary Group’s clients.

 

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International Affiliates & Clients

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Through our vast network of well-informed contacts worldwide, we have the unique ability to provide onsite counsel outside of Canada regarding potential opportunities for international entities seeking to do business in Canada.

We have partner firms throughout the United States, as well as Europe.
Contacts in Over 50 Countries

 

Affiliates


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Clients Served


  • areva
  • bell
  • brp
  • csa
  • gaa
  • gpha
  • logistec
  • lta
  • pfizer
  • qatar
  • rbc
  • russian_railways
  • thales
  • upa
  • areva
  • bell
  • brp
  • csa
  • gaa
  • gpha
  • logistec
  • lta
  • pfizer
  • qatar
  • rbc
  • russian_railways
  • thales
  • upa