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GEOFF TURNER, FORMER QUEEN'S PARK VETERAN, JOINS BLUESKY STRATEGY GROUP

May 31, 2018

 

GEOFF TURNER JOINS BLUESKY STRATEGY GROUP

FORMER QUEEN’S PARK VETERAN BRINGS EXPERIENCE IN CANNABIS AND BEVERAGE ALCOHOL REGULATION AND RETAIL MODERNIZATION

 

For Immediate Release

 

OTTAWA, ON – May 31, 2018 – Bluesky Strategy Group, Ottawa’s leading edge strategic communications and public affairs firm, is growing their team and collective expertise with the addition of Geoff Turner as Senior Consultant. See Geoff’s bio here.

 

Geoff joins Bluesky following an extensive career at Queen’s Park in Toronto, serving as a key political advisor to senior provincial ministers at Finance, Community Safety and Labour. Having years of hands-on experience with cabinet, caucus and opposition members, legislative and cabinet committees, executive and front-line political staff, and a host of senior public servants, media, influencers and stakeholders – Geoff brings a wealth of knowledge and understanding about the politics, policy, communications and decision-making processes at work inside and around government.

 

In his past policy and stakeholder relations roles, Geoff has been tapped as a trusted advisor and agent for ministers on challenging issues, such as: cannabis legalization, the beverage alcohol system and retail modernization, healthcare and social service funding and priorities, First Nation policing reform, fire services and emergency management, TO2015 PanAm Games security, workplace safety, labour tribunals, minimum wage review, and more. Geoff also served as an Executive Assistant to one of Ontario’s most active MPPs, and all told has been involved in the development and passage of over ten pieces of provincial legislation during his career.

 

 “We are very excited to welcome Geoff Turner to our team at Bluesky Strategy Group. From cannabis to healthcare and the provincial budgeting process, he brings a deep understanding of key policy files, and knows how to cut through the noise to focus on the central issues that will resonate with the public, politicians, political staff and public officials,” said Susan Smith, Principal, Bluesky Strategy Group.

 

“Geoff is a strategic and focused thinker, who also brings a relentlessly positive and proactive approach that is reflected in a track record of success in government, and an exemplary reputation among his peers. We know that our clients will value his advice and insights”, added Tim Barber, Principal.

 

Geoff can be reached at (613) 241-3512 x226 and geoff@blueskystrategygroup.com or find the whole Bluesky team at www.blueskystrategygroup.com

 

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.

 

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For further information:

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

susan@blueskystrategygroup.com  @susansmithott 

www.blueskystrategygroup.com  @blueskygroup

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