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Jaime Watt

Canada Institute

Expertise:
Canada
Affiliation:
Executive Chairman, Navigator Ltd. Principal, Ensight Canada

Jaime Watt is Executive Chairman of Navigator Ltd. and a Principal at Ensight Canada. He specializes in complex public strategy issues, serving both domestic and international clients in the corporate, professional services, not-for-profit, and government sectors. ‪He is a trusted advisor to business leaders as well as leaders of political parties at all three levels of government across Canada. Jaime has led ground-breaking election campaigns that have transformed politics because of their boldness and creativity. ‪Jaime serves on the boards of many organizations including the Canada Institute of the Woodrow Wilson Center for Scholars in Washington, the St. Michael’s Hospital Foundation in Toronto, the Canadian Club of Toronto, and the Stratford Shakespeare Festival. He chairs the Capital Campaign for Casey House, Canada’s pioneer AIDS hospice, and is the president of the Albany Club of Toronto, one of Canada’s oldest private clubs. Deeply involved with efforts to promote equality and human rights issues, he was the inaugural recipient of Egale’s Lifetime Achievement Award and has been awarded both the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilee medals for service to the community. Jaime has also been elected to the College of Fellows of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society. ‪A highly regarded speaker, Jaime appears regularly as a public affairs commentator in the media, including in his own weekly segment on the CBC News Network’s popular Power and Politics programme, and on its flagship news programme The National with Peter Mansbridge.

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