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Experienced Federal Lobbyist Laurie Karson Joins Grassroots as Sr. Consultant on Parliament Hill

Mon 5th Feb 2018
Ottawa – February 5, 2018 - Grassroots Public Affairs Inc, an Ontario based public and government relations firm, is excited to announce that Laurie Karson has joined the team as our Senior Consultant in Ottawa.

Laurie brings more than 10 years experience of strategic government relations skills on Parliament Hill.  A diplomatic and confident communicator, Laurie is a proactive and energetic professional that has deep connections and strong relationships at the federal level.

For the last 12 years Laurie lead the Frontier Duty Free Association (FDFA) as their executive director. FDFA is a national trade organization representing the interests of all Canadian owned land border duty free stores, airport duty free associate stores as well as their supplier members. During her time with FDFA Laurie amassed considerable experience in the areas of finance and taxation, trade, as well as tourism related files.

Grassroots is absolutely thrilled to have someone of Laurie’s experience and energy join our team. Successful advocacy campaigns at the federal level require a strong and experienced presence in Ottawa and adding Laurie to our team adds significant benefit to both our current and future clients.

Laurie holds a BA from Laurentian University and has resided in Ottawa with her family since 2005.

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