Ottawa, ON – Wellington Dupont Public Affairs is pleased to welcome Laura Pennell as a Senior Advisor. Before joining WD, Laura spent six years advising key decision makers and cabinet ministers in the Canadian Liberal government.
Originally from British Columbia, Laura has used her in-depth knowledge of Western Canada to provide strategic advice, drive projects, and manage issues in various economic and social portfolios across government.
Most recently, as the Senior Advisor of Strategy and Operations to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, Laura played a key role in the development and deployment of Canada's 2021 Budget. She leveraged her close intergovernmental relationships to help secure Canada’s inaugural child care deal and manage complex jurisdictional issues throughout the pandemic.
Laura also has a wealth of campaign experience, both at local and national levels.
From her experience, Laura brings a talent for analyzing policy, building and maintaining strong relationships, and a keen political eye to the team at WD.
Wellington Dupont is a North American public affairs firm with strong talent working closely across Canada and the United States.
Founded in 2017, with offices in Washington, D.C., Ottawa, Toronto and Winnipeg, Wellington Dupont’s approach ensures consistent and seamless results throughout all offices while keeping top of mind policy and regulations on both sides of the border.
Wellington Dupont’s team of trusted advisors uses their combined experience in media relations, business, politics, and government to provide sound counsel and strategic advice while helping clients achieve results.
This afternoon, the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Canada’s Minister of Finance, delivered the 2023 Budget in the House of Commons.
This afternoon, Peter Bethlenfalvy, Ontario’s Minister of Finance, delivered the 2023 Budget in the Ontario Legislature.