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Stephen Hampton

Political Strategist

Stephen Hampton is a proud member of the TELUS team currently working with the corporate affairs team in Ottawa.

Prior to joining TELUS, Stephen was a Consultant with Crestview Strategy where he worked with some of the largest and most innovative companies in the world helping them to navigate the political and regulatory environment in Ottawa. Before joining Crestview, Stephen worked for the International Fund for Animal Welfare where he led their Canadian government relations operation focusing on the connection between the ivory trade and counter terrorism strategies in Northern Africa.

Stephen started his career as a Legislative Assistant on Parliament Hill where he was responsible for public and community outreach, political affairs, and advised on policy for the Standing Committee on Natural Resources. He continues to be active in the political process and has worked on campaigns at all three levels of government.

In 2016 Stephen was recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Global Shaper for his contributions to his community. He has been published in the Toronto Star, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, and the Hill Times, and appeared regularly as a panelist on CTV News throughout the 2015 federal election.
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Killing Animals Shouldn't Be Called "Conservation"

Earlier this week, one of the world's last rhinoceroses was killed in the name of saving the species -- at least that's what the hunter who took the shot wants you to think. Eighteen months ago, Corey Knowlton made international headlines when he purchased the "right" to hunt an endangered black rhino in Namibia. The Dallas Safari Club announced that it would be auctioning off the right to hunt the rhino and Mr. Knowlton sprang at the opportunity, spending $350,000 to win the auction. With less than five thousand black rhinos left in the wild, we should be valuing each one and doing our best to keep them alive.
05/22/2015 12:43 EDT
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Every Second Woman You See Has Been a Victim of Violence

The reality is that domestic abuse is far too common in society and that includes Canada. According to a Statistics Canada study 50 per cent of women in Canada have experienced physical or sexual violence since the age of 16. Think about that for a minute. Look around your office, your classroom, the street your walking on; statistically every second women you see will have suffered violence. And domestic violence is not just limited to people we don't know or people we don't see. Think about your friends and your family, your co-workers, and your classmates -- any of them could be victims of domestic violence.
09/11/2014 12:32 EDT
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Trudeau Attack Ad: the NDP Are the Real Winners Here

Both the Conservative and Liberal parties have declared themselves victorious over the recent Trudeau attack ads but the real winners of these ads have been the NDP. These ads allow the NDP the luxury of not spending money on, or bearing the negative condemnation that comes with running attack ads. Moreover the NDP benefit from the actual attack that the Liberals and Trudeau are taking because attack ads do work.
04/19/2013 12:26 EDT
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Conservatives Have Left Sharks to Flounder

n March 27, the House of Commons had the opportunity to pass a private members bill put forth by NDP member Fin Donnelly to ban the importation of shark fins to Canada. The Conservative party however, decided that fighting to save sharks and represent the Canadian popular will was not part of their mandate and struck the bill down 143 votes to 138.
03/29/2013 05:46 EDT
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Can We Afford Not to Reduce Poverty?

If poverty and inequality is costing Canadians upwards of $72 billion annually then why is poverty and inequality not a main issue both to Canadians and the government? The reason is that reducing poverty and shrinking inequality will involve two taboos and a political risk to the current government.
03/25/2013 05:43 EDT