Lobbyists getting in on the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Summa Strategies participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge earlier this week, raising $1,000 for ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). The staff were challenged by their very own vice-chairman Tim Powers!

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Pictured across from Parliament Hill at Parliament Pub, which supplied the ice and water, is, left to right, back row: Summa intern John McHughan, vice-chairman Tim Powers, senior adviser Loise-Alexandre Lanthier, vice-president Jim Armour, president Tracey Hubley, senior adviser Michele Austin; left to right, front row: Katlyn Harrison, vice-president Robin MacLachlan and consultant Angela Christiano.

Summa challenged the executive board of the Government Relations Institute of Canada (GRIC) and the GR community to take the challenge and donate to ALS.

The GRIC board accepted the challenge and soaked themselves Friday afternoon in front of Earnscliffe Strategy Group’s office.

GRIC board member Philip Cartwright, director of transportation, infrastructure and communities at Global Public Affairs, then challenged the Office of the Commissioner of Lobbying of Canada and the board of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.

The Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Society of Canada is registered in-house under interim chief executive Tammy Moore for research funding from the government, for greater accessibility to the compassionate care program to increase the length of caregivers’ benefit and for access to care and treatments for patients. Hill and Knowlton Strategies consultant Matthew Henley is also registered to lobby on behalf of the society.

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GRIC board gets a soaker.