Julie Garner brings extensive experience in government relations, communications and public policy to Earnscliffe. She has worked in the field for close to fifteen years, both as a member of government political staff and more recently as a consultant advocate. Julie served as a senior staff member to five Ontario Cabinet Ministers in four different portfolios – Energy and Infrastructure, Labour, Agriculture and Food and Intergovernmental Affairs.
Bringing community and business stakeholders together with government to resolve complex problems became a strength of Julie’s during her years at Queen’s Park. She played a significant role in the development MOU for the Mississauga Lakefront lands and other important policy initiatives.
Prior to joining Earnscliffe, Julie was an independent consultant with Garner Solutions. In this role she provided government relations, communications and strategy advice to employer associations, political campaigns, student groups, unions and private businesses.
Julie holds B.A. and a Masters in political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University /ESCEM International School of Business and Management (Poitiers, France).