Chris Smillie

Chris Smillie, TACTIX Principal, is an experienced government relations and public affairs practitioner with a decade of experience on Parliament Hill in Ottawa negotiating the complex legislative and communications environment for a variety of interests.

Chris is a leader in digital advocacy methods, grassroots organization, coalition building, legislative relationship building and political communication. Over the past decade, he has delivered creative solutions for mandates in energy policy, industrial development policy, workforce and labour issues, immigration, and Canada/US trade. Chris led public affairs and government relations for Canada’s Building Trades Unions which represents more than 500,000 workers from coast to coast.

Chris is a graduate from Western University’s Honours Political Science programme and graduated from the McMaster/Syracuse Masters of Communication Management (MCM) programme in 2017. Chris sits on a number of not-for- profit boards, widening his policy interest and advocacy experience.

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