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John Penner

John is a Director at StrategyCorp, working across its public affairs and communications practices. John has over 13 years of combined experience in the federal government and investment industry providing strategic advice on public policy, communications, data analysis and marketing.

Prior to joining StrategyCorp, John worked for the CPP Investment Board, an institutional investor with over $360 billion in assets. During his 10 years in government, John worked as Deputy Chief of Staff for both the Minister of Natural Resources and Minister of Finance. He played an integral role in some of the largest public policy files in Canada, including reforming the resource development regulatory regime, budgetary policy, infrastructure, credit card interchange fees and financial sector regulation.

In 2015, John was identified by The Hill Times as one of the “Top 100 Most Powerful and Influential People in Government and Politics.” John has deep roots in both the Conservative Party of Canada and Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario. He started participating in politics 20 years ago and has been involved in nearly every major federal and provincial election since.

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