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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mario Silva is an internationally renowned legal scholar, former Toronto City Councillor and former federal liberal Member of Parliament. His areas of expertise include infrastructure, economic development, energy and transportation. He is the former Chair of the Economic Development Committee; Chair of Exhibition Place; Vice Chair of the Toronto Transit Commission; Toronto Hydro and Mount Sinai Hospital. He is currently a Director of the Board of Toronto Hydro Electric Service Limited and Chair of the Corporate Social Responsibility Council of Superior Medical. Mario served as the Official Opposition Critic for Foreign Affairs (Americas), Labour and Treasury Board as well as a member of the International Trade Committee.
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 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 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.
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.
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 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 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 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.