Mary Anne Carter brings a deep understanding of law, business and public policy to Earnscliffe clients, building their capacity to advocate effectively with government.
Having worked as a senior public affairs consultant, she has provided federal and provincial government relations counsel to clients across a range of sectors, and has developed strategic plans in key industries, including trade, international affairs, transportation, cultural/heritage, education and health. Mary Anne also has extensive experience working with national and international women’s organizations in her academic and professional careers.
Mary Anne holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa, and has extensive experience working with several not-for-profits, foundations, SMEs and large corporations. Her previous work includes the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where she served as legal policy director, managing the business and competition law files as well as intellectual property policy. She also directed Canada’s international arbitration committee at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and the national tourism file.
Mary Anne’s professional experience includes industry associations in both Ottawa and Washington, DC, ranging from mental health to international law. While in DC, she worked at the International Association of Women Judges where she worked with women judges from 90 different countries. She also received the Government of Ontario’s “Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award” in 2017, and is a regular lecturer at the University of Ottawa’s Law School’s Legal Reform program.
She is a director on the board of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and the Canadian Club of Ottawa; and has served as chair for the National Capital Region chapter of Equal Voice.
The Goderich Ontario native is a frequent commentator on Canadian government affairs.