Peter Cleary

Working out of Ottawa, Peter provides strategic planning, policy, communications and stakeholder management to Santis and its clients.

Peter joined the firm after serving as Director of Parliamentary Affairs for the Hon. Jane Philpott, Minister of Health in the Government of Canada. During his time on Parliament Hill, Peter maneuvered key initiatives through the legislative process including the government’s landmark assisted dying legislation and the successful negotiation of a 10-year health accord agreement with provinces and territories.

Previously, Peter has held senior roles for both the Dalton McGuinty and Kathleen Wynne governments, as the Chief of Staff to the Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and as Issues Manager for the former Minister of Health, Hon. Deb Matthews. Peter also served in several advisory capacities for the Minister of Community and Social Services.

Peter brings a decade of experience with three different governments to Santis. In just seven years, he rose to Chief of Staff to a Cabinet Minister in the Ontario Government. As a fast-tracked leader, Peter has accomplished national media experience and not-for-profit board experience.


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