3 Things I've Learned as a Public Affairs Intern

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Campaign Support Intern Michelle Silva discusses her new role, focusing on three things her internship experience has led her to discover about the public affairs industry.
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Summer News 2021

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What If the Pandemic Hadn't Happened? A Review of Liberal Promises | 2017 vs. 2021: Political and Economic Perspectives in Ontario | Leadership Communication Tidbits | GRPA Team Updates

Research: The Foundation of Successful Government Relations

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Research Associate Liz Gross explains why she loves research projects and highlights the enduring value of research to successful advocacy work.

"I Think"

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Sr. Communications Specialist Ray Pons offers his thoughts on the perils of using the phrase ‘I think’ in strategic communication.

“First we eat, then we do everything else.”

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Reflecting on findings from our recent National Agriculture Poll, Communications Specialist Lindsay Yaciuk considers how spending time on a farm provided her with a much deeper understanding of where our food choices come from, how they are created, and by whom.
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Canada’s Agriculture & Food Sectors Continue to be Widely Supported by the Majority of Canadians from Coast to Coast

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TORONTO, ON – April 13, 2021 – The third annual national Agri-Food public opinion poll by Grassroots Public Affairs finds Canadians continue to maintain very positive views about the current and future state of agriculture and food in Canada.
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The Grassroots Greenhouse 2021

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As enthusiastic advocates for the Canadian Agri-Food sector, Grassroots Public Affairs is pleased to release our third annual agriculture and food research public opinion poll.

Observations Drawn from Polling on Agriculture

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Since 2017, we at Grassroots have had the good fortune to partner with clients in the Agri-Food sector to measure Canadian’s attitudes towards our domestic food industry. Our findings have helped us advise organizations on how best to frame their messaging so that government and the general public are more receptive to their ‘asks’.

New Year, New Opportunities

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As we begin the first quarter of 2021, with lockdowns in place and government struggling to combat a virus that just doesn’t want to go away, it may be challenging to stay optimistic. Whether you feel ready or not, there is work to be done with your organization’s advocacy and government relations plans for the coming year.
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Out of the Frying Pan, Into the Fire: From Queen’s Park to Food Processing

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Our newest team member, Catherine O'Gorman, reflects on her experience leaving a policy job in downtown Toronto to start a new chapter in the agri-food sector with her fiancé.