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Colin MacDonald

Colin MacDonald

Managing Principal

121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

M5H 3T9

Colin MacDonald is a trusted executive advisor, specializing in issue management, strategy development and campaign execution. Based in Toronto, Colin’s work nationally is frequently in support of clients across a wide variety of sectors as they confront enterprise threats or seek to shape public opinion.

Prior to joining Navigator, Colin served as a senior policy advisor to several Ontario cabinet ministers across a variety of ministries. During his time in portfolios as diverse as Natural Resources, Labour, Citizenship & Immigration and Finance Colin developed a broad-based understanding of government decision-making processes and the political imperatives that guide these decisions. Within Ontario Liberal politics Colin has led policy and co-led communications and issue management teams for leadership candidates through the 2012-13 and 2023 leadership contests.

Colin is a member of the board of directors of Stella’s Place, a community-based, young adult mental health organization, where he serves as chair of the governance committee.

A frequent media commentator on Canadian and American politics, Colin has a master’s degree in political science from the University of Western Ontario and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Guelph.