Debate Night Panel: Experts Dissect Election 2015

  • National Newswatch

Join National Newswatch and MediaStyle, as we dissect the campaign to date and forecast where it's headed. Together with political strategist Kate Harrison, MediaStyle's Ian Capstick will host a panel covering the hottest election issue to date. The panel will get underway at 7:30 pm on debate night, September 17, 2015.PANELISTSIan CapstickWith over 20 years of professional political and communications experience, Ian is MediaStyle's strategic engine. He manages the creative and strategic side of projects, from overseeing communications audits, strategic approaches, to communications and marketing plans and branding.He has worked for Cabinet ministers and opposition members in the House of Commons, including some of Canada's most colourful and influential political minds from both the New Democrats and Liberals.Ian is passionate about creating social change through communications. An experienced media coach, political tactician and engaging speaker, he is quoted widely in Canada's media. He is a regular on CBC News Channel's Power & Politics and is a go-to source for comment on the changing world of communications.Kate HarrisonKate Harrison is a Consultant at Summa Strategies, specializing in communication and consumer issues. Part of the Summa consulting team since 2009, Kate is responsible for developing targeted public relations programs and communications strategies for national and regional clients in sectors like finance, transportation and defence. She has been actively involved in conservative politics for nearly a decade, working on Parliament Hill for her hometown MP and on at least a dozen federal, provincial and municipal election campaigns.Most recently, Kate served as Online Community Manager for the Provincial Campaign in 2011 under PC Leader Tim Hudak, and provided social media assistance for the Ontario PCs in the 2014 provincial election. Kate holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree with a specialization in Communication from the University of Ottawa and a postgraduate certificate in Fundraising Management at Algonquin College.