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Matthew Barnes

Matthew Barnes

Senior Consultant

121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

M5H 3T9

T (416) 642-6440 M 416-671-6288 mbarnes@navltd.com LinkedIn

Matt is a Senior Consultant with Navigator, with experience as a communications strategist and issues manager in government, the private sector, and on political campaigns.

Matt has served in various issues management and communications roles in the federal government, including most recently as a Senior Manager for the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance. He has advised cabinet ministers on a range of high-stakes issues, including those related to Canada's COVID-19 response, financial sector policy, and the Trans Mountain Pipeline purchase.

Previously, Matt worked for a public relations firm specializing in the health care sector. He has worked on numerous election campaigns at the federal and provincial levels and continues to be actively involved.

Matt holds a Masters in Professional Communications from Ryerson University and an Honours B.A. in Communications from York University.