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Upcoming Political Anniversaries

Mr. David Zimmer Mr. David Zimmer
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. Liberal
Willowdale
Mr. Kevin Daniel Flynn Mr. Kevin Daniel Flynn
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. Liberal
Oakville
Ms. Liz Sandals Ms. Liz Sandals
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. Liberal
Guelph
Mr. John Yakabuski Mr. John Yakabuski
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. PC
Renfrew - Nipissing - Pembroke
Ms. Laurie Scott Ms. Laurie Scott
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. PC
Haliburton -Kawartha Lakes - Brock
Mr. Bill Mauro Mr. Bill Mauro
Elected: Thu 2nd Oct 2003
Prov. Liberal
Thunder Bay - Atikokan

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Our Team

Peter Seemann – has 20 years’ experience as a business owner and entrepreneur. He’s been deeply involved in federal and provincial politics since 1993 and has earned an impressive reputation as a campaign manager and highly effective, “get things done” leader. Peter has his MBA in Executive Management from Royal Roads University, BC, graduating in 2008 with a specialization in Leadership.

The focus of Grassroots is to bring a solid, real-world, business approach to government advocacy based on “Clarity – Consistency – Collaboration” designed to help businesses, business organizations and associations get tangible support for their vision, mission and message.

Email: peter@grassrootspublicaffairs.com
ca.linkedin.com/in/peterseemann
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Ray Pons - is an expert on leadership development, impactful communication and strategic coaching. His primary focus is helping organizations and individuals deal with what is often described as the “whirlwind” of modern day business. In addition to his years as a serial entrepreneur, Ray’s experience includes life insurance, reinsurance, being a faculty member trainer at Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center, Keynote Speaker and Executive Coach to businesses small and large. He has a straight forward, no nonsense style heavily influenced by Dr. Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” & “The 8th Habit”. Ray brings an experienced, yet fresh and innovative approach to performance improvement, team building and change management.


Email: ray@raypons.com
ca.linkedin.com/pub/ray-pons/7/543/78  


Paul Pivato –  is a specialist in media relations and corporate communications. His work and expertise have been utilized by many prominent Canadian companies such as Magna International, Royal Bank and the Schulich School of Business. Over his many years of experience Paul has worked with many prominent elected officials including several Prime Ministerial press secretaries for both Liberal and Conservative governments. He has also written speeches for senior business executives in a variety of different sectors.

Paul holds an Honours BA in English and Creative Writing from York University and a Master of Journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. He ran as a candidate for Parliament in the riding of York-Simcoe in the 1993 Federal election.
 
Adrian Macaulay – Polling Specialist, MA, is a public opinion pollster with a passion for public affairs and provincial politics. While working for a member of the Scarborough Caucus at the Ontario Legislature, Adrian familiarized himself with the roles policy makes - both in cabinet and on the back bench play in shaping decisions that affect our everyday lives. Adrian has an MA in Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University specializing in public opinion and electoral studies and is a lover of all things campaigns and elections. Adrian's academic interests were largely rooted in the theory and application of negative campaigning in American elections. 

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Email: adrian@grassrootspublicaffairs.com
View Adrian's Linkedin profile here.
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Catherine O'Gorman  is a bilingual public policy professional and possesses experience working with supranational, national, provincial and municipal governments including: the Ontario Public Service, the United Nations, the House of Commons, the City of Ottawa, the Québec Public Service, the Glendon School of Public and International Affairs, and the Institut wallon de l’évaluation, de la perspective, et de la statistique.

Catherine holds her BA in Global Politics with Minors in French and Spanish from Carleton University. She recently completed her Dual Masters Degree in Public Administration from Sciences Po Strasbourg in France and from Glendon College in Public and International Affairs at York University.
Email: catherine@grassrootspublicaffairs.com
View Catherine's Linkedin profile here.
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