• Global Public Affairs is a privately-held Canadian firm providing integrated government relations, strategic communications and issues management consulting services that enable clients to successfully navigate increasingly complex public policy and business environments.

    With offices across the country, Global helps Canadian and international organizations address issues, manage risk, enhance their reputations, and find common ground with stakeholders.

    From Insight to Impact is our guiding principle.  Our goal is to help our clients meet their business objectives.  It starts with clearly and concisely articulating an issue or point of view convincingly, ensuring that it is understood and taken into account by those that matter most.

  • Road to Marijuana Legalization: Where are we headed next?

    In our series, One Year Later – Next Steps, we delve into the marijuana legalization debate as an example of the complexity of the issues being debated in the federal government’s broad consultation framework.  The social media heavy consultation framework being advanced by the Trudeau government is an effort to balance the public interest with the expectations of millennials, a key constituency for the Prime Minister, for quick and decisive action on issues important to them – including the legalization of marijuana.
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Knowledge and Experience

Members of Global’s team have served on the executive of some of Canada’s largest corporations, held leadership positions at a number of the country’s most reputable consultancies, and worked in senior provincial and federal government posts.  Clients can tap into our consultants’ mix of private sector, civil service, political and not-for-profit experience to help meet their needs.

Unique Expertise

Global consultants have extensive experience in most major industry sectors including natural resources and energy, health and life sciences, transportation and infrastructure, agri-food, consumer goods, manufacturing, and telecommunications.  With in-depth understanding of the country’s regulatory and policy environments, whether industry-specific, financial and competition, or environment-related, our consultants can be an invaluable resource for organizations seeking to protect market share, enhance business opportunities or transform their operations.

Local Understanding

With offices in many of Canada’s major metropolitan centres, our presence is national, and our understanding local.  Our on-the-ground teams are knowledgeable about regional government, business, media and community activities and initiatives.  Clients can benefit from our teams’ up-to-date insights, as well as those of our thought leaders from across the country.

Global’s Reach

Global has offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Vancouver, Victoria and Washington D.C., and affiliate offices in Montreal, Quebec City, as well as across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America.