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John McGrath



John McGrath worked at the crossroads of communications and politics for more than three decades, covering Parliament Hill, Toronto City Hall, and Queens Park as a reporter for CBC Radio News.

During his career he earned the respect of politicians of all stripes
for his ability to distil complex issues into stories that connected with
his audience.

After covering “the triple crown” of Canadian politics, John decided he needed a new challenge, left the CBC, and began a new career in strategic communications.  He has a diversified practice, with clients in
the energy industry, as well as the provincial and municipal levels
of government.

Jack Blum



Jack Blum's unique perspective on corporate and political communications springs from his extensive experience in creating theatre, film and television.

He has written and produced dozens of hours of film and television drama, co-creating Traders, one of the country's most celebrated series, and contributing to Street Legal, Power Play and many more. His feature film Babyface premiered in the Directors Fortnight at Cannes. 

He began his career in political communications with the 2003 mayoral candidacy of David Miller, and Ken Dryden's 2006 Liberal Leadership campaign. Since then he has worked as a writer, consultant and presentation coach for corporate executives and political figures at all levels of government.

Maureen Taylor



Maureen Taylor straddles both the communications and health care field. She was a CBC radio and television journalist for 25 years, including six years as the CBC's National Medical/Health Reporter. Maureen also practices as a physician assistant in emergency medicine. Maureen continues to provide media commentary on medical and health issues and consults with government agencies on a range of topics from public health leadership and communications to patient safety and quality in health care systems.

Jessica McGrath



Jessica McGrath is a skilled event and communications professional, with critical experience in both the public and private sectors. With more than a decade of experience, she has successfully co-ordinated and delivered annual and special events, both domestically and internationally.

As a Tour and Advance team leader for the Premier of Ontario, Jessica planned and executed official ceremonies, government announcements and media availabilities during the 2018 campaign. She also briefed the Premier in advance of all events, ensuring she had the information needed for peak performance. Before that, Jessica was Communications Advisor to the Ontario Minister of Energy.

Jessica joined the government after a number of years managing and coordinating events in the private sector. For JK Live Productions, she was event coordinator for the Christmas Market in the Distillery District, David Suzuki’s 80th Birthday Gala, and the Canadian Olympic Committee’s Athlete Send Off in 2016.