Tony Stikeman
Retired, former Chairman of Tactix Government Relations and Public Affairs

Tony 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.

He launched TACTIX Government Relations and Public Affairs in January 1996 to work with a broad range of Canadian and international companies to help navigate complex political and public policy issues in the federal government. Tony’s business and public policy background provided a unique advantage to clients in energy and natural resources, environment, tax, transportation and telecommunications. The TACTIX team has long been recognized as one of the leading government relations consultancies in Ottawa.

Following his retirement from TACTIX in 2010, Tony has engaged in several public policy endeavours to put his experience toward the not-for-profit sector.

Tony 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 past President of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and is active in community affairs.