Mary Anne Carter – Earnscliffe Strategies

Mary Anne Carter brings a deep understanding of law, business and public policy to Earnscliffe clients, building their capacity to advocate effectively with government.

Mary Anne holds a Master of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa, and has extensive experience working with Fortune 500 companies, multi-national corporations, SMEs, not-for-profits and foundations. Having worked as a senior public affairs consultant, she has provided federal and provincial government relations counsel to clients across a range of sectors, helping them to develop strategic plans focused on major infrastructure projects, international affairs/trade relations, natural resources and environmental policy, as well as in the transportation, health and education sectors.

Mary Anne previously worked for the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, where she served as legal policy director, managing the business and competition law files as well as intellectual property policy. She also directed Canada’s international arbitration committee at the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris.

Mary Anne’s professional experience includes industry associations in both Ottawa and Washington, DC, ranging from mental health to international law. While in DC, she worked at the International Association of Women Judges where she worked with women judges from 90 different countries. She also received the Government of Ontario’s “Leading Women Building Communities Recognition Award” in 2017, and is a regular lecturer at the University of Ottawa’s Law School’s Legal Reform program.

She is the Vice President of the Canadian Club of Ottawa, and previously served as a director on the boards of the Government Relations Institute of Canada and Equal Voice.

The Goderich Ontario native is a frequent commentator on Canadian government affairs, and was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Lobbyists in 2022.