Richard Mahoney has exceptional experience in Canada’s governing process, including service as an advisor to the Rt. Hon. Paul Martin, Canada’s 21st Prime Minister, serving as his first executive assistant and helping him throughout his career in politics. He has worked for, advised and assisted many public figures such as the Rt. Hon. John Turner, as well as then-finance minister Marc Lalonde.
He specializes in public policy issue management and regulatory affairs. He has helped solve client business challenges in the fields of energy, telecommunications, financial services, technology, land use and planning, and entertainment, among others.
A frequent commentator on Canadian politics and public policy, Richard is also a former president of the Ontario Liberal Party, serving as campaign chair and in advisory capacities in various provincial election campaigns. He has successfully built national and local political organizations with the help of various cultural communities. He has built the coordinating structures that link those organizations into electoral machines. He has participated in targeted national political advertising campaigns, understands the role of research and polling in successful national campaigns and has successfully deployed the latest in campaign techniques and tactics. He also spent seven years as a weekly television panellist on TVOntario’s award-winning "Studio 2," and has appeared frequently on various other media such as CTV, CBC, Newsworld, Radio-Canada and The Globe & Mail. He has trained and advised politicians on how to speak to the media and how to communicate effectively.
Richard is otherwise active in the business world, serving as chairman of HousAll Systems Corp, an Ottawa-based company that markets transitional shelters to the worldwide market, and on a number of boards. He chairs the board of the Ottawa Bluesfest.
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Articles by Richard Mahoney
NATIONAL Presents Ontario's Speech from the Throne
Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013
NATIONAL Analyzes the Jobs and Growth Act, 2012
Posted Thursday, October 18, 2012
Queen’s Park Power Shift
Posted Tuesday, October 16, 2012
NATIONAL Analyzes the Government’s Streamlined Review Process
Posted Tuesday, April 17, 2012
NATIONAL Presents the 2012 Federal Budget
Posted Friday, March 30, 2012
NATIONAL Analyzes Ontario’s 2012 Budget
Posted Wednesday, March 28, 2012
NATIONAL Perspectives on the Drummond Report
Posted Thursday, February 16, 2012
The Morning After
Posted Friday, October 07, 2011
Debate: Who won? Who lost?
Posted Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Behind the Scenes at Debate Prep
Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Posted Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Who says this is not an interesting campaign?
Posted Friday, September 16, 2011
The Early Days
Posted Friday, September 09, 2011
Posted Wednesday, May 11, 2011