Reconnecting with Members of Parliament and Political Contacts
February 1, 2011; Mark Buzan's PR & Public Affairs Spot on the Web: I attended a good 'ole fashioned political rally on January 23, 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario held by the Conservative Party of Canada marking their 5th year in office. Those who follow Canadian politics know that the possibility of a federal election is a very great probability. With the Conservatives anxious to take on a majority government moving away from the minority they have in parliament, they feel more emboldened than ever with poll numbers which have at times put them in striking range of reaching that objective.
The event was a great opportunity to reconnect with old colleagues, friends and acquaintances from my days when I was a Legislative Assistant on Parliament Hill for Jason Kenney, MP – now the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration.
Mixing my ongoing efforts to build bridging and relationships with Members of Parliament, Senators and other policy makers for the benefit of non profit organizations and associations along with my expertise in social media; I recently launched my Flickr account where you can view some of the photos taken. Enjoy!
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