February 28, 2013, 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
Robert Sutherland Hall, 138 Union Street, Room 202
Director, Daisy Consulting Group
Warren Kinsella is president of Daisy. Previously, he was a partner at the law firm of McMillan Binch, in its Public Policy Group, and has also worked as a consultant, journalist and political Chief of Staff. Warren received a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from Carleton University and his law degree from the University of Calgary; he has also completed executive education courses at Harvard’s law school and its school of business. From 1990 to 1993, Warren held the position of Special Assistant to the Rt. Hon. Jean Chrétien, leader of the Liberal Party of Canada. In addition, from 1993 to 1996, Warren served as Chief of Staff in a number of federal ministries.
In 2003, 2007, and 2011 he was Chairman of the War Room in both of the successful Ontario Liberal Party election campaigns; federally, he managed the Liberal Party of Canada’s War Rooms in 1993 and 2000. He is an award-winning author and journalist, and has assisted clients on a wide variety of communications, strategic and regulatory matters. His legal practice focuses on aboriginal and governmental affairs, and he is a former member of the executive of the Ontario Bar Association, and has sat on the communications committee of the Canadian Bar Association. Warren has been a columnist for various newspapers; he currently writes for the Hill Times and the Sun chain, and published his best-seller, The War Room: Political Strategies for Business, NGOs, and Anyone Who Wants To Win in 2007. His seventh book, Fight the Right , was published across North America, fall 2012.