Director of Provincial Affairs, Ontario
As CFIB’s Director of Provincial Affairs for Ontario, Julie focuses on determining the organization’s Ontario legislative and communications strategies and priorities, including CFIB’s Ontario COVID-19 strategy, based on member feedback. She represents the views of CFIB’s 38,000 Ontario members to all levels of government, business groups, and media.
Before joining CFIB, Julie worked for Ontario’s recycling regulator as Communications Advisor, and for the Ontario Association of Chiefs of Police as Events Manager and Communications & Government Relations Advisor.
Julie’s diverse career includes 11 years of experience in senior communications and legislative roles at Queen’s Park. In opposition, she served as Communications Director and Senior Legislative Advisor to the Leader of the Official Opposition. In government, she worked in the Premier’s Office and served two Cabinet Ministers as Communications Advisor. Earlier in her career, she worked for a private investigations firm specializing in criminal defence cases.
Julie also spent six years as a journalist for an aerospace and defence publication and a community newspaper.