Matthew Conway

Senior Consultant

Montreal | Tel: 514-214-6760 

Personal Philosophy

“I believe in judging people and governments by results, not myths.” 

~ Brian Mulroney, 18th Prime Minister of Canada

About Matthew

As a Government of Quebec consultant, Matthew has over a decade of experience in the public sector. He has served as an advisor to several Ministers, including the Honourable Caroline Mulroney, Honourable Tony Clement, Honourable James Moore, Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, and the Honourable Senator Claude Carignan.

During his time at Queen’s Park, Matthew led Francophone Affairs for Minister Mulroney including reaching a deal with the Government of Canada for the joint financing of a French Language University in Toronto, helping develop the framework for an upcoming Francophone Economic Development Plan and led the preparations for the modernization of the upcoming French Language Services Act.

During his time in Ottawa, Matthew served as Press Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board, Tony Clement, handling day to day media relations and highly sensitive issues. He also served as a policy advisor as well as a legal and political researcher to the Honourable Senator Claude Carignan during his term as Leader of the Government in the Senate.

Matthew earned a Bachelor of Law from the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQÀM) along with a degree in Paralegal Technology from O’Sullivan College in Montreal where he was awarded the Governor General’s Academic Medal for academic excellence in 2005.

Both a native and current resident of Montreal, Matthew is fluently bilingual (French and English) with French being his mother tongue. Matthew has also been highly active in Quebec politics from his days in the Action démocratique du Québec (ADQ), forging many close relationships with members and staff of the current government in Quebec City. Matthew spends his time outside of work with his daughter and extended family and friends in Montreal.

Career Highlights

  • Director, Francophone Affairs for the Minister of Francophone Affairs in Ontario
  • Communications Advisor to the Leader of Her Majesty’s Loyal Opposition
  • Policy Advisor and Researcher to the Leader of the Government in the Senate
  • Press Secretary to the President of the Treasury Board
  • Candidate, 2011 Federal Election and the 2008 Quebec Election

Services Specialty

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Government Relations
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Intergovernmental
Support
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Communication Management
Services - Canadian Policy and regulations
Policy &
Regulation
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Lobbying &
Compliance
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Reputation
Management

Areas of Expertise

Economic Development in Canada
Economic
Development
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Culture
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Government
Procurement
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Education

Let's Chat.

I am a professional who thinks to take care of the important details for you with vast experience as an advisor to decision makers, notably on communications, policy and issues management within the federal and the Ontario governments along with my numerous important contacts in the Quebec government.