Global’s Energy, Environment and Resources team are Canada’s leading public affairs advisors in the oil and gas, electricity, midstream, liquid natural gas, renewable power, energy infrastructure, mining and forestry sectors. Combining national perspective with in-jurisdiction market expertise, we are a recognized team of specialists in the complex dynamic that is Canada’s evolving energy landscape. With a cross-disciplinary and cross-jurisdictional approach, we assist clients in navigating energy and environment policy, pursuing major project and energy infrastructure approvals, and providing transaction risk mitigation support. We focus on solutions which aim to bridge governments, industry and the public in Canada’s evolving and complex energy dynamic.

Lead Contacts:
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Phone: 416-597-3485



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Pierre Alvarez">Alvarez

Vice Chair

Telephone: 403-472-0041


Pierre Alvarez is Vice Chair of Global Public Affairs, providing strategic counsel to clients in the areas of political and business risk and project approvals. He is a seasoned energy executive with over thirty-five years of senior management experience in the Canadian oil, natural gas, pipeline and electricity sectors. He has been directly involved in many of the most significant policy and project developments in the North American resource field through his roles as a senior executive at Trans Mountain and Nexen Inc. He served nine years as President of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP), and prior to that was Chairman and CEO of the NWT Power Corporation and  Deputy Minister to the Premier of the Northwest Territories in Yellowknife. He started his career in Ottawa as part of the federal team which replaced the National Energy Program (NEP) and implemented the Atlantic Accord.

Pierre holds a Master of Arts degree from Queens University and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia. He is an active volunteer with numerous not for profit organisations in the areas of land conservation, disabled Canadians and education fields. He has been recognized for his efforts with the Queens Golden Jubilee Medal for Community Service.

Sonia Boskov">Boskov

Associate Consultant

Phone: 347-543-8791

Sonia Boskov is an Associate Consultant in the Energy, Environment and Resources practice group based out of our Ottawa office. In this role, she provides strategic research, logistical support and monitors media and policy development.

Prior to joining Global, Sonia worked as a Research Coordinator at the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business. She has also held a number of volunteer positions in research, advocacy and politics at organizations including the Canadian Civil Liberties Association, McGill University, Journalists for Human Rights and the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal.

Sonia holds a Master of Applied Politics degree, with a specialization in public policy from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from McGill University. As part of her master’s program, she completed a Major Research Project in the form of a professional policy analysis of Ontario’s Indigenous Education policy.

Jason Ennis">Ennis

Senior Vice President, Western Canada

Phone: 403-819-3373


Jason Ennis is the Senior Vice President, Western Canada for Global Public Affairs, Canada’s leading public relations and strategic communications firm. He is responsible for the overall management and strategic direction of the Global teams across Western Canada. In his position, Jason leads a talented and growing team of professionals providing strategic advice and support to many of the country’s leading private, public and community organizations with operations in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and the NWT.

After joining the company in 2018, Jason helped lead the integration of Global’s Alberta operations with Impact Consulting, an Alberta based public relations firm. His career includes extensive senior leadership experience in political and public policy spheres, having served as a senior advisor in the Alberta Premier’s Office, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Energy and Executive Director in the Department of Intergovernmental and International Affairs. Prior to that, he held leadership positions in the government caucus and various provincial ministries.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Calgary. He is active in community organizations and currently serves as Secretary and Board Member for Inn from the Cold, a Calgary community non-profit organization dedicated to helping homeless families and children.

Craig Loewen">Loewen



Telephone: 587-834-4693

Craig Loewen is a Director for Western Canada in Global Public Affairs’ Calgary office, providing expert advice and support to clients across sectors including strategic communications, energy, environment and resources; health and life sciences; economic development and technology and innovation.

Craig is senior strategic communications and public affairs leader with two decades of experience in government and political roles specializing in strategic communications, government and media relations, stakeholder engagement, issues management and crisis communications.

Craig has spent over a decade in senior communications and leadership roles advising Premiers, Cabinet Ministers, CEOs, Board Chairs and Boards. As the leader of the strategic communications team at the Canada Energy Regulator (formerly the National Energy Board) for the past eight years, Craig supported significant organization-wide transformational changes in communications, engagement and Reconciliation.

Before working at the national energy regulator, Craig worked in provincial legislatures in Manitoba and Alberta, the Alberta Premier’s office for two different Premiers, the Deputy Premier’s office, Ministers’ offices, and the Alberta and Canadian governments. He campaigned for political parties and candidates nationally, provincially and municipally.

Craig holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Winnipeg and attended Red River College Polytechnic’s Creative Communications program. He is active with his children’s school and sports communities and volunteers on the board of directors of the Federation of Calgary Communities.

Doug Noble">Noble

Senior Associate

Telephone:  780-425-1990


After a decade with Global Public Affairs, Doug Noble is a Senior Associate with the firm based out of the Edmonton office. With more than four decades in public affairs in both the public and private sectors, Doug joined the firm in 2012 as Senior Strategic Advisor, before becoming Vice President, Western Canada. Most recently he was Vice President, Strategy and Provincial Energy Policy.

As Senior Associate Doug provides senior strategic counsel to clients in the energy sector, as well as focusing on client relationships and business development in a variety of sectors served by Global.

Doug is former chair and board member of the Edmonton Symphony and Winspear Centre for music, former chair of the Edmonton Chapter of the Canadian Public Relations Society. He was an advisor to and instructor with the Public Relations program at MacEwan University in Edmonton. He earned a Bachelor of Applied Arts in Journalism from Ryerson Polytechnic University in Toronto.

Lauren Stone">Stone

Senior Advisor



Lauren Stone is an experienced government relations and regulatory affairs professional with expertise in the manufacturing and agri-food sectors. With a decade of experience in both the public and private sectors, Lauren manages a broad range of public affairs issues and provides leadership and technical expertise to business and industry leaders globally. Her current and past clients include working for not-for-profit organizations, industry associations, and large multinational corporations.

Prior to starting her own consulting business, Lauren managed Corporate Affairs and Sustainability for Cargill Limited, where she was responsible for government relations and business development for Cargill’s 16 diverse businesses across Western Canada. In addition, she managed Cargill’s sustainability efforts, working with its grower and end-use customers to expand market opportunities in the agri-food supply chain.

Lauren has government and political experience at both the municipal, provincial, and federal levels. She served as Policy Analyst to Premier Brian Pallister during his time in Opposition and advised elected officials of the Manitoba Legislature in the Agriculture, Economic, and Conservation portfolios.

Lauren holds an honours degree from Queen’s University in Political Science.

Elizabeth Wagdin">Wagdin

Senior Vice President and General Manager

Telephone: 416-597-3476


Elizabeth Wagdin is Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Global Public Affairs office in Toronto. With over 10 years of experience working in public affairs, she provides counsel and strategies to a diverse range of clients. Elizabeth works with clients to advise and execute meeting programs, lobby days and receptions at Queen’s Park and Parliament Hill. Her expertise spans sectors such as natural resources, energy, infrastructure, transportation, retail and consumer goods including both private and not-for-profit organizations. Prior to joining Global in 2006, Elizabeth worked with the Toronto District School Board as Constituency Assistant for the Trustee of Etobicoke-Lakeshore. Currently, she sits on the board for the American Chamber of Commerce in Canada. Elizabeth completed the International Association for Public Participation’s Certificate Program in Public Participation and holds both a Bachelor’s of Business Administration (Hons) and a Diploma in Business Administration from the University of Guelph-Humber.

Paul Whittaker">Whittaker

Senior Associate

Phone: 780-935-9285


Paul Whittaker has a proven track record in both the public and private sectors, with over 35 years of experience providing strategic policy and communications advice. His expertise lies in a broad range of policy issues in areas such as economic development, resource policy, international trade (US / EU / China / Japan), and regulatory issues. His strength lies in being able to work with clients and governments to develop workable solutions to challenges faced.  Given his background, Paul has had the chance to work with all levels of government in developing solutions that serve both the interested parties and the public. 

Paul previously held senior positions within the Government of Alberta as Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs, and as Deputy Minister of International & Intergovernmental Relations. He also served as Deputy Secretary to Cabinet, serving Premiers Klein and Stelmach, as well as their Cabinet Ministers. More recently, Paul served as CEO for Alberta Forest Products Association, working directly with Ministers, MLAs and Mayors, as well as with industry CEOs, to represent the interests of Alberta’s forest products companies.   

With a background of service on several key Boards in the province, Paul’s experience goes beyond industry and government. He currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of Capital Region Housing Corporation (an Edmonton based affordable housing provider), is a member of the University of Alberta Board of Governors and has served in the past on several economic development-focused Boards and Panels at the municipal and national levels. 

Matt Williamson">Williamson

Vice President, Energy Advocacy and Engagement, Western Canada

Phone: 250-858-7895


Matt Williamson is Vice President, Energy Advocacy and Engagement, Western Canada.

With two decades of experience across Western Canada in public policy, communications, and issues management, Matt knows how to navigate the machinery of government to deliver meaningful results for Global’s diverse and growing roster of clients.

Matt is driven by the unique collaborations between industry, Indigenous and Crown governments, and civil society working to advance Canada’s energy transition, protected areas expansion, and economic reconciliation.

Matt works across a wide range of sectors including energy and environment, transportation and infrastructure, health and life sciences, and technology and digital economy.

Prior to joining Global, Matt served as Director of Communications to the Premier of Manitoba, Deputy Director of Communications and Issues Management to the Premier of Alberta, and Chief of Staff to the Energy Minister of Alberta.

Vince Amodeo">Amodeo

Director and Technology Practice Lead

Telephone: 416-597-3478


Based in Toronto, Vince is a Director and Technology Practice Lead at Global Public Affairs. Vince supports clients in navigating policy challenges and market access for emerging technologies. He provides strategic and tactical intelligence to clients by monitoring and analyzing current affairs and policy developments at the provincial and federal levels. With specific focus on policy and regulatory developments pertaining to data, privacy, government modernization, government funding and procurement, Vince also supports market entry efforts and stakeholder relations programs as it relates to the growing Canadian technology ecosystem.

Vince has worked on numerous political campaigns at all levels of government, with involvement ranging from issues and volunteer organization to senior leadership roles.

Vince holds a Master of Science degree in International Relations with a specialization in Economics from the University of Edinburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science from Wilfrid Laurier University.

John Allen">Allen

Vice President and National Infrastructure Practice Lead

Telephone: 416-642-2903


John Allen  is Vice President and National Infrastructure Practice Lead, providing integrated government relations and communications support. He works across sectors, with a primary focus on infrastructure, trade, and investment. As part of this work, he established the Infrastructure Lab as a platform for positive dialogue between industry and government to get the most value from infrastructure projects. Prior to joining Global, John spent nine years in Brussels where he worked at the European Parliament, the American Chamber of Commerce to the EU, and an international public affairs firm – working with leading international companies, foundations, and organizations. He currently sits on the board of the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce and the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada. John has an MBA from Vlerick Business School in Belgium and a BA (Hons) in Geography from the University of Birmingham (UK).


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