Hillwatch, Canada's Leading Government Relations Team
Scott Proudfoot, Principal: 30 years in government and government relations. Worked for Cabinet Minister. Trade Advisor to European Common Market. Investigative Researcher. Dalhousie (B.A. Hon. Political Science and Economics); Carleton (M.A. Political Science); and Thunderbird (M.A. International Management).
Michael Teeter, Principal: 30 years in government and government relations. Worked for Liberal Cabinet Ministers and the Prime Minister's Office. Vice-President of the Canadian Food Processors Association and Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Apparel Manufacturers Institute. Carleton (B.A. Hon. Political Science), University of Ottawa (MBA), Western Ontario (post-grad).
Tony Halliday, Associate: 37 years government and public policy field. Recognized expert on bilateral and multilateral trade issues on NAFTA, OECD, & WTO. Senior management position on bilateral trade issues with US, Western Europe and Japan. Oxford.
Brigadier General Russ Allan (Ret), OMM, CD, Associate: 36 years from private soldier, infantry Korean war to Brigadier General, Director of General Supply System, Queens, B.A. (Pol. Sci.), Canadian Army Staff College.
Bill Weston, Associate: 40 years in the aerospace and the defence related fields. Past senior Vice-President of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada. U of British Columbia, US Armed Forces College.
General Ramsey Withers (Ret), Special Advisor: 35 years in uniform, Chief of the Defence Staff. Deputy Minister of Transport, President of a leading government relations firm. RMC & Queens (Engineering). Outstanding Achievement Award of the Public Service of Canada.
Vice-Admiral Jean-Yves Forcier (Ret), CMM, CD, MA, Associate: 34 years in the Canadian Forces with extensive experience in both Naval and Joint Operations, and Organizational Review. Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Commander Canada Command. Canadian Forces College, National Defence College and MA in Leadership and Training, Royal Roads University.
Julie Garner, Principal, Garner Solutions
10 years experience in government and government relation. Served as a Senior Policy and Stakeholder Advisor to four Ontario Cabinet Ministers and a Member of Provincial Parliament in the Labour, Infrastructure and Energy, Infrastructure and Intergovernmental Affairs portfolios. Involved in numerous political campaigns at the provincial and federal level. Masters in Political Science and an Honours B.A. (Political Science) from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Lynelle Spring, Associate: Lynelle has exceptional project management and communications skills earned through more than twenty years experience working on Parliament Hill, with federal and provincial governments and consulting for trade associations, research organizations and government departments.
Frank Deeg, Trade Research Consultant:
Frank Deeg is a recognized authority in trade analysis and import and export issues with great subject matter expertise on the European Union and Japanese markets. Frank has worked on European Union-Canada relations across a broad spectrum of areas over the last 28 years.
Darlene Powell, Content Editor: Senior communications positions in public & private sector, including Canadian Labour & Business Centre, CMHC, CIDA, and Ministry for External Relations, European Union, Social Sciences Federation of Canada. Outstanding bilingual writer & editor.
Sheila Rose, Webmaster: Public policy researcher & Webmaster of the Hillwatch.com and Hillwatch Inc sites. Concordia, B.A. (History).