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About Connect Public Affairs

Connect Public Affairs is a consulting firm focussing on using competitive intelligence to assist organizations to achieve economic growth. It specializes in local economic development and the use of better information, intelligence and analysis to allow organizations to make strategic decisions.

We continually identify, monitor and analyze the complete competitive landscape. – From existing competitors, to suppliers, customers, influencing parties, regulators, distributors, and potential new competitors, we uncover what’s true today and what’s emerging – opportunities & threats


About Jim Miller

Jim Miller is the Principal of Connect Public Affairs, a consultancy that provides strategic competitive intelligence to business, industry associations and not-for-profit organizations. His research skills and vast network allow an organization to gain valuable insight and increase competitive advantage.

Jim has provided valuable insight, intelligence and guidance to help the private, not-for-profit, and public sectors to solve complex problems, discover sources of funding and get their message to key decision makers.

He has more than 20 years’ experience in politics and government, having served as an aide to numerous Cabinet Ministers at both the federal and provincial levels of government.

Jim has served as Director of Policy to the Minister Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. As well, he served as Senior Policy Advisor to the Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

As well, Jim has served as Special Assistant, Media and Stakeholder Relations and Housing policy advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. He has also served as a communications advisor to Ontario’s Minister of Community, Family and Children’s Services.

He has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Master of Arts in Public Policy from the University of Guelph and a Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto. He has recently completed coursework towards a PhD in Information Studies at McGill University.

Jim is a member of the Special Libraries Association, Competitive Intelligence and Leadership and Management divisions. As well, he is Chair of the SLA Public Policy Advisory Council. He is also a member of the Strategic and Competitive Intelligence Professionals.

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