A former Tory staffer on why Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has a chance to flip the script on the Liberals by showing some compassion.
Rick Roth / @roth
Former aid to Canadian international trade and foreign ministers, 2011 to 2015
Rick Roth served as the communications director and senior aide to the Canada’s foreign minister (2011-2014) and international trade minister (2015) during the Stephen Harper administration. Since then, he has served as a chief of staff to a provincial cabinet minister in Ontario and has led crisis communications efforts for a major Canadian Bank. Rick currently serves as a vice-president at Global Public Affairs, where he leads communications and government relations teams in Toronto. He is a graduate of Brock University with a BA in political science with a concentration in public law.