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Communications and Public Affairs

John Simpson is Senior Counsel in Longview’s Toronto office and has more than four decades of experience as a professional communicator specializing in investor relations and financial communications. He began his career as a journalist in Montreal before moving to the corporate affairs departments of BCE and its affiliates, in Canada and overseas.  He was subsequently Director of Corporate, Government and Investor Relations for Southam, then Canada’s largest newspaper publisher. In 1996 John co-founded Fundamental Communications, a successful Bay Street IR boutique that served the financial communications and issues management needs of some of Canada’s leading public companies, investment managers and pension funds. He has served as a director of several business and not-for-profit organizations.  John holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Political Science from Carleton University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Corporate and Financial Communications
  • Financial Disclosure
  • Investor Relations
  • Crisis Communications
  • Reputation Management
  • Issues Management