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Chris McCluskey

Senior Director, Government Relations

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Chris McCluskey is a senior public affairs professional with more than ten years of experience in government communications, journalism and event promotion. Chris works with global companies on development and implementation of strategies related to digital media streaming, live music and openness of the internet.

Prior to joining Proof Strategies, Chris served as Director of Communications to federal Ministers responsible for national security, defence procurement, energy and mining. He also served as (Acting) Chief of Staff to the Minister responsible for defence procurement.

Chris has extensive experience leading the development and execution of complex, high-profile strategies. Chris led communications on behalf of Canada’s Natural Resources Minister, advocating for Canadian energy and jobs at home and internationally.

Before arriving in Ottawa, Chris pursued his passions for sports and Canadian music through journalism and concert promotion. His freelance contributions appeared on, and XM Satellite Radio. He also served as a music columnist for The Coast, Halifax’s arts and culture weekly, from 2005 to 2007.