Don Moors leads the TSA’s Ottawa office and government relations practice.
With more than fifteen years experience as a senior government relations practitioner, Don provides TSA’s clients with an in-depth understanding of the Government of Canada, its policy and legislative procedures, and how to influence them. He has developed and implemented a variety of successful government relations campaigns for many leading companies and industry associations including MasterCard Canada, Salesforce, and Beer Canada, to name a few.
Educated as a lawyer, Don combines policy depth with legal training and political experience to help clients work through complex regulatory and policy issues.
Don has been a regular political commentator on television and radio, providing a Liberal perspective on panel shows on CTV, CBC and CPAC.
Don regularly provides seminars for corporate executives on lobbying and advocacy, including training for Parliamentary Committee appearances. He has been recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Lobbyists by The Hill Times, Canada’s only weekly publication dedicated to political affairs. He received the Brett Yerex Exceptional Advocacy Award in recognition of his initiatives to change public policy for the benefit of people affected by ALS.
Prior to practicing government relations Don worked as a Senior Aide to the Secretary of State for Finance. During this time Don managed a range of financial sector and fiscal issues, including the 1997 review of financial sector legislation and Bill C-15, a Bill to enhance the safety and soundness of the financial sector.
Don holds a Bachelor of Laws Degree from Queen’s University as well as a Masters of Arts in Economics.
President, Merit Canada
Terrance Oakey joined Merit Canada in June of 2011 as its first full time president. Prior to this, he worked for the Retail Council of Canada where he served as Vice President of Federal Government Affairs. Terrance brings to Merit a decade of experience in the public and private sectors, providing government relations and strategic communications council to a variety of national and international clients.
Terrance has served as national campaign secretary and advisor to the Hon. Peter MacKay and worked on the issues management team and on health policy in the office of the Rt. Hon. Stephen Harper while Leader of the Official Opposition.
Born in Halifax, he has a B.A. (Honours) from the University of New Brunswick.