Managing Principal, Alberta
Richard Truscott is a highly regarded veteran of Alberta politics and an expert in public policy and issues
Richard has over 30 years of experience in government relations and public relations and brings a
a unique set of skills to assist Maple Leaf’s clients achieve their public policy and public affairs objectives
in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
Richard joins Maple Leaf Strategies after having spent a decade with the Canadian Federation of
Independent Business (CFIB), the nation’s largest association of independent businesses, representing
virtually every industry and sector, and focused on driving policy and regulatory change at all levels
In Richard’s role at CFIB, he was responsible for developing and managing CFIB’s legislative affairs,
media relations, policy development, and advocacy campaigns. In 2015, he was promoted to Vice-
President, Alberta and BC, and led the teams in both provinces as the primary spokesperson, strategist,
and chief lobbyist.
Richard started in public policy as a policy advisor on Parliament Hill. He then moved to the Canadian
Taxpayers’ Federation, where he was recognized as one of the most effective public policy advocates in
Richard’s private sector experience includes leading advisory roles with Venture Communications, one
of Canada’s largest independent full-service marketing agencies, and the Certified General Accountants
Association of Alberta
Richard has a diverse educational background, including a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science
from the University of Calgary, and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from Queen’s
University. He also has an Accreditation in Public Relations from the Canadian Public Relations Society
(CPRS), and served as the association’s national president from 2012 to 2014.