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As one of the co-founders of Bluesky Strategy Group, Tim brings both his unparalleled network and nearly thirty years of strategic communications, political and federal and provincial government-related skills and experience to our client files. In particular, his work in the aerospace and defence procurement, energy, healthcare, financial and transportation sectors link our clients to the thinking and the decision-making processes in government.

His understanding of the strategic communications and decision-making environment comes from his time working as a political staffer in the offices of both the Minister of International Trade and the Deputy Prime Minister; and as a public servant working in the Privy Council Office, Federal-Provincial Relations Office, Employment and Immigration, the Senate of Canada and the Electronic Commerce Task Force (Industry Canada).

In 2006, Tim co-founded Canada 2020, which has become Canada’s leading independent, progressive think tank, hosting over a hundred events that are dedicated to the debate and discussion of issues related to the strategic public policy role of the federal government. 

Tim’s client work has included: Pembina Pipeline, Rockies LNG, North Coal, Graymont, Leonardo Helicopters, Canadian Petroleum Producer’s Association, LiUNA! and Oxygen Capital.

Tim Barber

Co-Founder, Principal

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Fun Fact

Swim. Bike. Run. Far. An Ironman tri-athlete, Tim swaps his business shoes for running shoes, a bike and a wetsuit on the weekends.