Tony Stikeman

Tony Stikeman has spent 40 years in consulting, industry and government. Prior to his retirement from TACTIX Government Relations and Public Affairs in 2010, he was one of Ottawa’s most seasoned government relations practitioners who consulted to a broad range of Canadian and international companies in many different sectors of the economy. His business and public policy background provided a unique advantage to clients in energy and natural resources, environment, tax, transportation and telecommunications.

Mr. Stikeman began his career in 1970 as Special Assistant to the Hon. C.M. (Bud) Drury, President of the Treasury Board. Between 1973 and 1988, he worked in the energy sector for Canadian Arctic Gas, a Mackenzie Valley natural gas pipeline consortium; and for Shell Canada in government affairs, strategic planning and economics in Toronto, Edmonton, Calgary and Ottawa. Between 1988 and 1995, he developed his consulting career with two Ottawa-based government relations firms prior to launching TACTIX in January 1996.

TACTIX is a tightly knit company of ten outstanding professionals with experience in consulting, government, business and law. TACTIX helps clients navigate their way through complex political and public policy issues in Ottawa. The firm works easily with the public service, whose responsibilities encompass developing policy alternatives and implementing government programs, and with the political level led by Ministers, their staffs and Parliament.

Mr. Stikeman is a bilingual native of Montréal and holds a B.A. from McGill University and a Diplôme (Relations Internationales) from l’Institut d’Études Politiques in Paris. He has lectured in oil and gas economics at Mount Royal College in Calgary and in government relations at the University of Ottawa. He is a former President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and is active in community affairs.