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John Laforet

Principal, Broadview Strategy Group

John Laforet is the Principal at Broadview Strategy Group, a communications firm with offices in Halifax and Toronto and British Columbia.

His firm works with a wide range of clients on public relations, government relations, marketing and creative design challenges and opportunities.

Prior to founding Broadview, John had worked at Queen’s Park as a political staffer, served a riding association President, managed a not-for-profit advocacy organization and was the Field Manager of a national public opinion research firm. Laforet has delivered guest lectures on citizen participation in government approvals processes at the University of Toronto, on grassroots lobbying and earned media strategies at Guelph-Humber and the impact of community acceptance on government decision-making at McMaster.

Laforet has been active in politics since his early teens and addressed at the Empire Club of Canada when he was 25 years old.
Ontario's Ballot Box Question: Future of the Green Energy image via GE

Ontario's Ballot Box Question: Future of the Green Energy Act

The Green Energy Act is an issue that has been festering in rural Ontario communities for years. The Liberals are campaigning in defence of their Green Energy Act, while the opposition has centred around three key issues: health and environmental impacts, process issues around decision making and the economics of the feed-in-tariff program.
09/23/2011 01:54 EDT
Wind Turbines Blow Off Freedom of AP

Wind Turbines Blow Off Freedom of Speech

Recently, a family in Thamesville began suffering adverse health effects commonly reported by individuals living near industrial wind developments. Could they have avoided this based on the past experiences of others had former residents not been 'prohibited by agreement' from answering questions about their health?
09/21/2011 03:09 EDT
An Inconvenient Truth About Green Energy PA

An Inconvenient Truth About Green Energy Jobs

The premier of Ontario continues to make new announcements of jobs, and promotes fear mongering that his political opponents would kill those jobs if elected. The reality is no matter who wins Ontario's Oct. 6 general election, those jobs won't be there to kill, because in most cases they aren't real.
09/20/2011 03:16 EDT