From 1995 to 2003, Bruce served as Executive Assistant to Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chrétien. In that position, he acquired a solid mix of professional experience in intergovernmental and international affairs, strategic planning and crisis management, and an expertise in the operations and culture of government.
Bruce has established a strong personal reputation in one of the most high-pressured jobs of its kind. He is well known for his drive and commitment, and for getting results. The first 7 years of Bruce’s 15 years on “the Hill” were as a Legislative Assistant to the Opposition House Leader and subsequently to the Prime Minister. He has experienced successful election campaigns both in the War Room and on the Leader’s Tour. As Executive Assistant to the Prime Minister, he dealt with foreign Heads of State and Government, Ministers, Premiers, Ambassadors, Members of Parliament, Senators, senior civil servants and business and labour leaders.
This background enables Bruce to be an effective and successful advocate for his clients in their dealings with all levels of government. With a detailed knowledge of government policy and the legislative process, he provides clients with valuable insight on a broad range of issues. Bruce is fluently bilingual in English and French.