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November 2021

Fireside Chat with former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick – Registration Now Closed

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

Fireside Chat with former Clerk of the Privy Council Michael Wernick On November 18, join GRIC for a fireside chat with Michael Wernick on his newly released book, “Governing Canada: A Guide to the Tradecraft of Politics”. Moderated by Paul Wilson, Associate Dean of Public Affairs and Associate Professor at Carleton University, Wernick will speak to his close to four decades of experience as a career public servant and as an individual “in the room” with Canada’s top politicians. Fresh…

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September 2021

GRIC Post-Election Virtual Panel Event – Registration Now Closed

September 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Virtual Event

Join GRIC for an exciting post-election virtual panel event! The moderator and panelists (Zain Vellji, the Hon. Wayne Easter, Éric Grenier and Jane Taber – see bios below) will address a range of items stemming from the federal campaign, as well as provide a look ahead to the incoming government. Analysis will be provided from the panelists based on their political, media and polling perspectives. Make sure to bring your questions! WHEN: Thursday, September 23, 2021 TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm…

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July 2021

Expert Panel Event: Political Activities & Federal Elections

July 8 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you hearing the rumours too? We thought so. The Government Relations Institute of Canada is pleased to welcome members to an exciting two-part panel discussion on rules and best practices around political activities during a federal election. PART 1: To kick things off, hear directly from the Commissioner of Lobbying Nancy Bélanger on the topic. The Commissioner’s remarks will be followed by a short policy briefing by her team, who will walk through the guidance to mitigate conflicts of…

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June 2021

Built, Shaken and Stirred: Cocktail Tasting Summer Send-off – Registration is Now Closed

June 22 @ 7:30 pm

You asked, we listened.  A short time ago, we asked members what type of an event they would like to see organized next - well, an overwhelming majority voted for a social event. We know we still have to wait a little longer before being able to gather in crowds at Tavern on the Hill or on the patio of the Met, but in the meantime, GRIC’s Events Committee is pleased to invite you to a Virtual Cocktail Summer Send-off event…

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May 2021

2021 Virtual Annual Meeting of Members

May 19

The Annual Meeting of Members of the Government Relations Institute of Canada will be Virtual, via Zoom on Wednesday, May 19, 2021, at  11:00 am EDT, for the transaction of statutory business. For additional information, please contact the GRIC Office.    

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April 2021

Post-Budget Panel: Digital, Media & Polling Perspectives

April 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting
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Join us for a virtual panel to debrief the federal budget with expert panelists. The 2021 federal budget will outline a plan for Canada’s economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Hear from expert panelists sharing perspectives on the budget from digital, media, and polling lenses. How did the media coverage before, during, and after the budget shape the national conversation? How did stakeholders use digital advocacy to influence the budget in the pandemic era, and were they successful? What polling…

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January 2021

House and Senate Look Ahead

January 26 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

House and Senate Look Ahead: political agenda and what to expect during the winter 2021 session. 12:00 - 1:00 pm EST Join us on Tuesday, January 26th for an insightful, virtual session with experts discussing the upcoming Parliamentary Session. Are you wondering what the parliamentary agenda will look like for the winter 2021 session? How will the focus on the current pandemic will impact your files? What is the likelihood of a spring election? The webinar will be moderated by…

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December 2020

Celebrate the Holiday Season

December 17, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Zoom Meeting

The Government Relations Institute of Canada's Board of Directors cordially invites you to a virtual holiday beer tasting hosted by Dominion City Brewing Company. Tickets are limited, and time is needed for delivery, so please sign-up by Monday, December 14 to reserve your spot. Special thank you to our event sponsors: Shaw Communications, the Canadian Canola Growers Association, and Earnscliffe Strategy Group. Your ticket will include a package of four Dominion City beers delivered to the comfort of your own…

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September 2020

The Role of Provinces in the Canada-U.S. Relationship

September 8, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WebEx Webinar

Join us for an exciting virtual conversation on the role that Canadian provinces play in our relationship with our closest neighbour and ally, the United States of America. Catherine Loubier (Delegate General, Quebec Government Office in New York), Ian Todd (Ontario’s Trade Representative to the United States in Washington, D.C.) and James Rajotte (Alberta's Senior Representative to the United States of America) will be joining us for a candid conversation around the provinces roles in the Canada-U.S. relationship, the CUSMA’s…

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July 2020

Industry and Impacts Virtual Panel

July 14, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
WebEx by Cisco

Join us for some insightful analysis from a variety of industries that have been economically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our expert panelists will be Susie Grynol, President & CEO of the Hotel Association of Canada, Bill Dempster, CEO of 3Sixty Public Affairs, and Jennifer Babcock, Government Relations Manager at the Canadian Cattlemen’s Association. David Coletto, CEO of Abacus Data, will moderate the discussion. This WebEx Event will be Live Only and will not be available on On-Demand. Cost for…

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