What Clients Say About Us

The Rideau Institute supports the campaigns and programs of Canada’s leading non-profit organizations and trade unions. Below are some comments from our clients. Learn more about our recent clients.

“The Rideau Institute is a valuable resource for unions and progressive NGOs who need to advance their agendas with government, media and social movements.” Dave Coles President, Communications Energy and Paperworkers Union of Canada (CEP)

“Rideau Institute has provided us with timely and effective communications and political strategy advice in relation to our oceans conservation initiative. Their friendly and expert assistance has been invaluable to our efforts.” Bill Wareham Senior Conservation Specialist, David Suzuki Foundation

“We needed widespread and varied communication about current issues in nuclear disarmament and the Rideau Institute delivered outstanding work for us.” Dr. Adele Buckley Treasurer, Canadian Pugwash Group

“The Rideau Institute was professional, creative and thorough in preparing our events. We were very pleased with their work and would not hesitate to engage them again in future.” Liz Bernstein Director, Nobel Women’s Initiative




Did Baird try to hide a gun lobbyist?

Embassy News Steven Staples March 26, 2014 Did Foreign Minister John Baird mislead the United Nations about the presence of a gun lobbyist he put on Canada’s official delegation to important arms control talks? Documents I have reviewed from 2012, marked up with what appear to be Minister Baird’s own handwritten instructions, suggest strongly that [...]

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Steven Staples Op-ed: Despite shifts, Harper still overspending on defence

Embassy News Steven Staples February 26, 2014 It was an uncomfortable moment. People cringed when they heard her say it. But, looking back, ...

Michael Byers Op-ed: Canada could have obtained world-class helicopters at bargain prices, but the Conservatives weren’t interested

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