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, intellectual property, consumer protection, cultural/heritage, education and health.
Mary Anne holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa. 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 also includes industry associations in both Ottawa and Washington, DC., ranging from mental health to international law.
She is a director on the board of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and the Canadian Club of Ottawa; and volunteers with the National Arts Centre’s Southam Club Committee. Mary Anne has also served as co-chair for the National Capital Region chapter of Equal Voice and has been a mentor with the Carleton Alumni Mentorship program for the past four years.
The Goderich, Ontario native is a frequent commentator on Canadian government affairs.