Dennis Burnside

Senior Consultant

Ottawa | Tel: 613-235-0221 x 238

Personal Philosophy

Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.

~ Edmund Burke

About Dennis

Dennis is an experienced political strategist and public policy expert who leverages more than a decade of experience gained in previous roles within federal and provincial governments to provide strategic advice and targeted engagement strategies to clients.

Prior to joining CHG, Dennis worked as the senior political advisor to the Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations in the Government of Manitoba, before assuming a position as a Project Manager at the Priorities and Planning Secretariat of Cabinet where he helped usher major government priorities from the policy development phase through to implementation.

Dennis also worked as a political strategist on Parliament Hill, serving elected officials in a variety of areas including committee preparation and management, legislative development, research, strategic communications and community-level engagement.

He has served in variety of election campaign roles as well, including as a campaign manager, at both the provincial and federal levels in Manitoba, Alberta, and Ontario.

Career Highlights

  • Project Manager at the Government of Manitoba’s Priorities and Planning Secretariat of Cabinet
  • Special Assistant to Manitoba’s Minister of Indigenous and Municipal Relations
  • Legislative Assistant to the Member of Parliament for Brantford-Brant

Services Specialty

Canadian Funding Support
Funding Support
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Public Relations
Services - Canadian Policy and regulations
Policy & Regulations
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Government
Relations

Areas of Expertise

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Indigenous Affairs
Economic Development in Canada
Economic Development
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Government Procurement
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Non-Profit Sector

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