Huw Williams is a nationally recognized expert on advocacy and strategic communications for not-for-profit associations and industry trade groups. He is a trusted advisor to scores of leading national and provincial associations, helping them achieve their government relations and public affairs objectives. Mr. Williams’ government experience is diverse, having served as Acting Chief of Staff to the Deputy Prime Minister of Canada; as a Senior Special Assistant to the Minister of Constitutional Affairs; and as a Legislative Assistant to the Speaker of the Alberta Legislative Assembly. He has also served as a congressional intern in Washington, D.C. Mr. Williams authored “A Government Relations Guide For Directors of Non-Profit Organizations” published by the Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). He also served on the board of directors for the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC). In 2010, Williams was named worldwide Public Affairs Professional of the Year finalist by PRNews Magazine. Williams’ other accolades include the CSAE Griner Award for outstanding “Business Excellence”, one of The Hill Times’ Top 100 lobbyists in Canada in, and the Ottawa Business Journal’s “Top Forty under 40 Award” for professional success and community involvement.
Observers tracking the ups and downs of these intense trade talks say that if Canada, the United States and Mexico can't get something on paper over the next few weeks, negotiations could easily drag on into 2019. #cdnpoli #NAFTA ow.ly/h6Ew30jTNpd
MAY 16: Privacy, Democracy & Social Media - how can we control fake news & protect privacy? Join PAAC for an exciting panel discussion with experts @aradwanski, @nutgraf1, @Sanjay1, @davefleet & @Cristina_Onose ow.ly/EPqw30jzunE #cdnpoli #privacy #elections pic.twitter.com/IbcwciAMRy
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MAY 16: What role do online platforms play in ensuring ‘fake news’ do not spread & citizens receive unbiased information? Join us for a panel discussion as we consider some of the most challenging and topical issues influencing democracy. ow.ly/EPqw30jzunE #cdnpoli #privacy pic.twitter.com/5AHKIGwiaI