Enterprise’s Western Canada Practice Grows with the Addition of Mike McKinnon in BC
Victoria, BC — Enterprise Canada is pleased to welcome seasoned strategic communications and government relations professional, Mike McKinnon to the Western Canada team as Senior Consultant, growing Enterprise Canada’s national footprint to include British Columbia.
Based in Victoria, Mike joins Enterprise with the unique perspective of serving multiple advisory positions to NDP provincial governments and holding senior roles on several provincial and federal election campaigns, connecting him in progressive political circles across Canada.
“Mike is a strong communicator and strategic thinker with the experience that will not only be a benefit to our Western Canadian clients, but add value to our National government relations work,” said Jason Lietaer, President, Enterprise Canada. “At Enterprise, we pride ourselves in our diverse political views to provide a full 360 perspective when approaching issues, and welcoming Mike makes us stronger as a team.”
Mike served three years in the office of BC NDP Premier John Horgan, most recently as Deputy Director of Communications, focused on writing, media relations, and digital communications. Prior to that, he advised cabinet ministers in the Alberta NDP government under Premier Rachel Notley on issues including energy, economic diversification and post-secondary education.
“Having worked as a journalist and in political communications, Mike understands the media landscape from inside and outside the halls of government,” said Steven McLelan, Director, Western Canada. “We’re thrilled to have someone with Mike’s insight and experience join our Western Canada team.”
A journalist by training, Mike is a natural storyteller after starting his career both behind and in front of the camera at Global News in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Combined with his political background, Mike will be an instrumental part of creating strategies and campaigns that resonate with decision makers and achieve results.