Effective government relations requires first-rate intelligence gathering to identify threats or opportunities, followed by a carefully crafted response.

By the time a government initiative is announced or introduced as legislation, it is probably too late for affected groups to engineer major changes. The key to effective government relations, therefore, is early warning of contemplated policies, policy changes or other initiatives, which in turn requires an intimate knowledge of how government really works.

Governments no longer rely exclusively or even largely on legislation to do what they want to do. Governments now govern by regulations, policy statements and even by press release. The processes by which these are developed are rarely public or transparent and are difficult to influence..

Begin your government relations on a solid footing. Fully informed. Solid intelligence and timely, sound advice.

GR at Work

We focus on the bureaucratic procedures that create government policy. We give our clients the early warning they need and help them develop a strategic response to government initiatives that affect them. We help clients avoid surprizes from governments and unnecessary delays in obtaining government approvals. We help clients make the most of opportunities and minimize risk.

We help our clients play by the rules and still win.

Political risk analysis is also part of good government relations.

The CG Group provides political risk analysis to a range of Canadian and foreign clients, adapted to individual circumstances and requirements of each client. For effective, corporate strategic planning purposes, careful monitoring and analysis of micro and macro political, economic and constitutional trends are essential.