Environics Communications has recently appointed Cameron Bishop as Vice President of its Government Relations practice. As part of his role he will oversee a diverse portfolio of private sector and not-for-profit clients at Environics Communications with issues ranging from policy development and analysis, to government procurement and relationship building with key public policy makers.
Prior to joining Environics Communications, Cameron was Director of Government Affairs and Media Relations for the Canadian Lung Association in Ottawa where he played a key role in securing a multi-million dollar commitment from the federal government toward Canada’s first-ever national action plan on lung health, announced in April 2009. He was also involved in a major public education effort regarding the H1N1 vaccine, and oversaw the Association’s work with the federal government on developing clean air policies, and an ambient air quality management system, for Canada.
Over his career so he he has been in senior capacities to various Members of Parliament and Cabinet including as press secretary and assistant responsible for strategic outreach to the Minister of Public Health in the government of Prime Minister Paul Martin, and as a Legislative Advisor to the Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs. He also served as manager of government relations with the Insurance Bureau of Canada from 2004 to 2005.