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September 2018

2018 Back to Parliament

September 13, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our “welcome back” event took place at the beautiful Tavern on the Hill and served as an opportunity for those in the GR community to catch up after their summer break. A highlight of the evening involved remarks from our friends John Capobianco (Advisor to Seneca College’s Post-Graduate Certificate program in Government Relations, as well as President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada) and Dr. Stephen Azzi (Associate Professor at Carleton University and Director of its Clayton H. Riddell…

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April 2018

2018 Signature Event Featuring Adama Iwu

April 26, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The Government Relations Institute of Canada proudly featured an exclusive event with TIME Person of the Year and "Silence Breaker",  Adama Iwu, together with Canada's Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, the Honourable Patty Hajdu. Adama is head of government relations for VISA in the western United States and joined us to tell her story about battling harassment and the opportunities for a positive path forward. Minister Hajdu is the sponsor of Bill C-65 – legislation currently in front…

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December 2017

2017 Holiday Social

December 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We would like to thank all those who attended our Holiday Social. This event was co-hosted by the Canadian Advocacy Network (CAN) whose members were available to discuss their mandate and opportunities for GRIC members to volunteer their time and government relations expertise to worthwhile charities and not-for-profits. Thanks to your generosity, we were able to donate $2,000 to the Snowsuit Fund of Ottawa on behalf of GRIC. That is the equivalent of over 40 snowsuits to deserving youth within…

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October 2017

2017 Lunch & Learn: Navigating NAFTA

October 5, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for some insightful remarks on the dynamics around the current negotiation process and challenges that lie ahead for all three countries. Our expert panelists were the Hon. James Moore, member of Minister Freeland’s recently announced NAFTA Advisory Council, H.E. Dionisio Pérez Jácome, Ambassador of Mexico to Canada, Maryscott (Scotty) Greenwood, CEO, Canadian American Business Council and Josh Wingrove, Bloomberg reporter on Parliament Hill, who moderated the discussion. We gratefully acknowledge and thank our…

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September 2017

2017 Networking Event

September 20, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

It was fantastic to see so many friendly faces at GRIC's Back to Parliament event. As luck would have it, we ended up on the patio at Tavern on the Hill on one of the nicest evenings of the whole summer!  

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June 2017

2017 Summer Send Off

June 21, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

As the Parliamentary session drew to a close, we raised a glass to another year of legislative fun gone by. Thank you to everyone who joined their GRIC colleagues on a patio to celebrate the season in style! A special thank you to the Canadian Dental Association for their support.  

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May 2017

2017 Lobbying Do’s and Don’ts: Clearing up the Rules

May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Have you ever wondered if you can buy a Designated Public Office Holder a cup of coffee at a pre-arranged meeting? Are you offside if you pick up lunch? This year's Government Relations Institute of Canada Annual Meeting of Members featured a professional development session on the "ins and outs" of the Lobbying Act. GRIC's legal expert, Scott Thurlow and former Member of Parliament, the Hon. Joe Jordan provided good insight on a topic that is central to our political…

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March 2017

2017 Post-Budget Panel & Networking Event

March 23, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thank you to everyone who joined us for some insightful analysis following the 2017 federal budget. Our expert panelists were Kevin Page, Canada's first Parliamentary Budget Officer and Research Chair at uOttawa, David Coletto from Abacus Data, Brian Kingston from the Business Council of Canada, and Susan Delacourt, political columnist for iPolitics, who moderated the discussion. Thank you to our event sponsors: Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada) and Summa Strategies.  

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January 2017

2017 Back to Parliament Networking Event

January 26, 2017 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

We kicked off the New Year with another networking event! Thank you to everyone who joined us for a reception at The Shore Club in Ottawa as we start to gear up for the winter parliamentary session. A special thank you to our event sponsors CropLife Canada and Impact Public Affairs.  

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November 2016

2016 U.S. Election Viewing Party

November 8, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Thank you to our sponsors and to GRIC members, who came out to our U.S. Election Night Party hosted in partnership with Equal Voice National Capital Region. The event saw record attendance with approximately 400 people, including many elected officials and political staffers. It was also featured on the broadcast of CBC’s The National and covered extensively by our valued media partner, iPolitics.  

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