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Government Relations and Public Affairs

Dealing with government can be complex and painstaking. We understand the internal workings of public institutions, allowing us to effectively represent and advance our clients’ interests.

  • Policy and legislative monitoring
  • Message-tailoring to key executive, legislative and regulatory audiences
  • Access to key decision-makers
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Ethics and governance consulting

Strategic Communications

Our clients have a message; we help them get ink and air time. We have solid and successful experience in communications, journalism, marketing, public policy development and political strategy.

  • Traditional and social media campaign planning and management
  • Communications tools development (speech writing, press releases, statements, quotes, media lines, “Q&A”)
  • Press event planning (scrums, briefings and conferences, demos for specialized media)
  • Act as outside media spokesperson and in-house spokesperson training (“hot seat” and “dry run”)
  • Media monitoring and feedback
  • Counsel on Quebec market entry

Crisis Management

A crisis can jeopardize your image, financial health and reputation. Our team specializes in guiding you through the storm.

  • Crisis-related communications strategy
  • Communications support for complex transactions and high-stakes legal issues
  • Image and reputation management
  • Risk identification and management
  • Organizational continuity planning
  • Post-crisis management and performance evaluation

Ally and Coalition Building

Whether mobilizing around legislative and regulatory issues or promoting concepts and causes, we believe that growing strong roots is key to reaching your goals.

  • Identifying and recruiting allies
  • Building coalition leadership
  • Internal and external communication strategy development
  • Public opinion & stakeholder awareness campaigns
  • Grassroots & “grasstop” development



BlackRock Metals


National Home Services

Quebec Oil and Gas Association

Quest Rare Minerals


Target Canada

Coalition des garderies privées non subventionnées du Québec (non-subsidised private daycares)

Médecine d’Excellence Québec

Fédération des familles et amis de la personne atteinte de maladie mentale

Association des revendeurs informatiques du Québec


HATLEY is actively involved in its community by supporting the following organizations:

Institut du cancer de Mtl-p Schmeelk