Government Relations and Public Policy

Government Relations and Public Policy

Earnscliffe is uniquely positioned to provide strategic counsel on government relations.  Our principals have worked in the senior-most political and governmental roles, so we understand the process, the players, the timing of public policy development.  We put this experience and perspective to work for our clients, and integrate directly into client’s government relations teams.

We start all relationships with a thorough political and situational analysis to uncover opportunities to align clients’ interests with government policy direction.  That means we position our clients as problem solvers for government – not as fresh problems to solve.

With Earnscliffe, there is no cookie-cutter.  We work with every client to develop tailor-made strategies for success.

Political Analysis

Analyzing the political landscape, and working with clients to distill where their issues fit within the bigger picture.  Senior advice based on decades of experience and perspective.

Policy Advocacy

Positioning clients’ goals as solutions rather than problems.  We prepare our clients for optimum results through context, message refinement, advocacy coaching, and deciphering who the real decision-makers and trigger points are.  We’ll build the approach to not only make sure you are heard, but to translate your ideas into government policy.

Legislative and regulatory tracking

Staying on top of developments that affect our clients – from parliamentary committees, to issue traction in Question Period, to tracking draft regulations, we make sure our clients know what they need to know about what government is doing in their space. We also know better than anyone else how the legislative system works and how our clients can best interface with it.

Campaigns and lobby days

Tailor-made programs to deliver clients’ messages where they need to be heard.  From digital campaign design to “Days on the Hill”, Earnscliffe has you covered from planning to logistics to training.

Government relations systems audits

Evaluating your government relations program to identify gaps, find new opportunities, increase effectiveness, and deliver better results.  We’ll work with you to improve your team and equip your team for government relations success.