Labour & Political Veterans Join Canadian Strategy Group

Posted by | June 5, 2015 | News

Edmonton, AB – June 5, 2015: Canadian Strategy Group (CSG) is pleased to announce that Ken Georgetti, CM, OBC, and Moe Sihota are joining the firm as Strategic Counsel to its Principals and clients.

“Canadian Strategy Group strives to provide our clients with the depth of expertise required to assist in navigating public policy, government relations and strategic planning through a changing environment,” said Hal Danchilla, Principal and co-founder of Canadian Strategy Group. “Ken and Moe bring to our firm a new dimension not found in other Western Canadian government relations firms. In addition to assisting our existing clients, they enhance our offering to social organizations, the not-for-profit sector, environmental organizations and trade unions.”

Ken Georgetti is a former 15 year president of the Canadian Labour Congress and a nationally recognized labour leader. Moe Sihota recently served as the President of the British Columbia NDP and was as a BC cabinet minister for close to a decade. Full biographies are attached to this release.

Fellow Principal and co-founder Michael Lohner added, “The challenges organizations face are becoming more complex. Solutions involve multi-faceted strategies that go further than traditional government relations and often involve research, social license, labour and the ability to have conversations across the political spectrum. Ken and Moe really complement our ability to offer the most comprehensive service in the west.”

“Large and small projects need increasing attention to employee issues regarding recruitment, retention and productivity. The creation of stable, well-paying jobs is in the interest of all governments,” said Mr. Georgetti. “I look forward to working with CSG to build strategies that will help realize good ideas and opportunities.”

Mr. Sihota added, “Issues today are broader than one province or one political culture. It is not just corporations that have pressing needs to understand and interact with government. I think with CSG we have the ability to do government relations fundamentally differently than our competition; to assist not just traditional clients but also NGOs and the not-for profit sector.”

Canadian Strategy Group assists organizations to navigate government, shape public policy and communicate effectively with decision makers and stakeholders at all levels of government. Although issue monitoring and conversations with government are important, CSG goes far beyond that, interpreting and translating initiatives and identifying the implications and opportunities for its clients. CSG is your partner in strategy development and execution.

CSG has recruited a team of senior, experienced leaders in their profession. All have managed campaigns, whether political or in the business community. Each member has a track record of delivering value to clients.

In addition to Georgetti and Sihota, Canadian Strategy Group’s leadership team includes:

  • Hal Danchilla, Co-Founder
  • Michael Lohner, Co-Founder
  • Marc Henry, ThinkHQ Research
  • Brenda Barootes, Government Relations
  • Katie Soles, Stakeholder Engagement
  • Ron Liepert, Strategic Counsel
  • Courtney Mosentine, Government Relations
  • Gail Kelly, Government Relations
  • Nicole Williams, Government Relations

For complete team biographies please visit