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Maple Leaf Strategies Welcomes New Strategic Advisor for Ontario

Toronto, Ontario – Maple Leaf Strategies, an expert public affairs, government relations and public opinion research consulting firm, today announced that seasoned public policy and government relations professional, Plamen Petkov, has been appointed Strategic Advisor for Ontario.

Plamen brings 20 years of business and lobbying experience and has been recognized for effectively leading compelling public policy campaigns on a myriad of business issues, among which taxation, government regulation and compliance, labour relations, energy and environmental policies.

Plamen started his career on Bay Street where he offered consulting services to some of the largest insurance, re-insurance and mutual fund institutions. He successfully developed and implemented strategies for corporate recruitment, business growth and succession planning.

Plamen then spent the last 15 years working at the Canadian Federation of Independent Business (CFIB) – Canada’s leading organization, representing the interests of independent businesses at all three levels of government. As the Ontario Vice-President of Legislative Affairs, he was the lead lobbyist and spokesperson for the organization in the province. In representing the views and concerns of over 42,000 small and medium-sized businesses from virtually every sector of the economy, Plamen achieved numerous wins for independent businesses in Ontario and developed strong relationships with provincial politicians from all political parties.

“We are very excited to have Plamen join our expert team,”said Phil von Finckenstein, Partner and Co-Founder of Maple Leaf Strategies. “Having spent his entire career in a non-partisan environment and working on a vast number of policy areas, he is uniquely positioned to successfully communicate with decision makers across party lines, which will be a huge asset to our current and future Ontario clients.”

Plamen holds an Honours Bachelor degree in international relations from York University, a Master’s of Laws degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and an MBA from Ivey School of Business.


For more information, please contact:

Ana Curic, Maple Leaf Strategies or 613-858-2622

About Maple Leaf Strategies.

Founded in 2012, Maple Leaf Strategies is an expert public affairs, government relations and public opinion research consulting firm. With top national talent from across the country, Maple Leaf creates a unique, strategic and collaborative approach to meeting client objectives. Using the latest technologies and platforms, they have a track record of delivering tangible results for clients nationwide. Maple Leaf respectfully acknowledges the Indigenous ancestors and peoples of the places we live and reaffirms our relationship with one another.

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