As Director of Policy and Strategic Communications, Steve McDonald serves as a spokesperson for the Jewish community in the national media, prepares written advocacy materials and communications products, and plays a key role in CIJA’s policy development process. Prior to joining CIJA, he spent ten years working in politics. During this time, he served in the office of a Member of Parliament, on various political campaigns, and as a consultant and federal lobbyist for a private sector firm, Crestview. His work entailed a broad span of activities – including drafting proposed ethics legislation, training Members of Parliament and their staff in communications, conducting polls for political parties and corporations, and advocating policies to government officials on behalf of clients. The parliamentary newspaper The Hill Times twice named him as one of Canada’s “Top 100 Lobbyists” – one of the few members of the list under the age of 30 at the time.
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