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April 14, 2016


For Immediate Release



OTTAWA, ON – April 14, 2016 - Bluesky Strategy Group, Ottawa’s leading edge strategic communications and public affairs firm, expands its team and collective expertise by bringing Joe Jordan on board as a Senior Associate.


A second generation Liberal Member of Parliament, Joe represented the Eastern Ontario riding of Leeds-Grenville from 1997 to 2004. He served as Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien and as Parliamentary Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board under Prime Minister Paul Martin.  


“As a former MP and Parliamentary Secretary to the PM and Treasury Board – Joe Jordan has an in-depth understanding of parliament, committees and the legislative process, we’re delighted to have him as part of the Bluesky team”, said Susan Smith, Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group. “Joe brings a unique combination of business, government and communications experience to Bluesky Strategy Group as we continue to deliver results that build consensus and align interests for our clients.”  


Joe has been successfully providing government relations and strategic communications advice for a diverse range of clients for the last twelve years, including national associations and not-for-profit organizations, global energy leaders and international financial services companies.  In addition to his broad experience, his particular areas of expertise include the mechanics of government decision-making and compliance and regulatory reform. Frequently quoted in the media, he’s is a regular columnist with his political commentary in The Hill Times.


Tim Barber, Principal, added, “Joe Jordan is a well-known and trusted voice in Ottawa. His track record of success and his extensive knowledge of the relationship between business and government will help advance our clients’ work - we look forward to introducing him to Bluesky’s growing client base”.


“I like the approach that Bluesky takes to working with its clients, that’s why I chose to work with Tim Barber and Susan Smith”, said the Hon. Joe Jordan. “Bluesky has always been a dynamic company with a breadth of expertise including government relations, communications and event planning, that allows it to take care of clients’ needs in a more comprehensive way – I’m looking forward to being part of the team”.


About Bluesky Strategy Group

Founded in 2003 by Susan Smith and Tim Barber, Bluesky Strategy Group is Ottawa’s leading-edge public affairs firm. Bluesky Strategy Group delivers public affairs, government relations, strategic communications, and media relations advice and execution. You can reach Joe Jordan at . Find the whole Bluesky team at



For further information:

Susan Smith, Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group T: 613-241-3512, C: 613-371-0624,  @susansmithott /  @blueskygroup