Welcomes additional members to Western, Ontario, and Federal Practice


With great pleasure, Counsel welcomes three new team members to its booming Western, Ontario, and Federal practices.

Counsel adds Felix Burns as Account Director, Ontario Practice.

An experienced political staffer who has honed his skills in senior ministries across the Ontario government. He joins us from Minister Bethlenfalvy’s office at the Ministry of Finance, where he served as a Senior Advisor for Issues Management and Legislative Affairs. From his talent in navigating relationships at Queens Park, to his keen ability to identify and address contentious issues and deliver effective management tactics, Felix’s breadth of government experience will allow him to ensure his clients know who – and where – to go to get their issues heard.

At the same time as the Ontario practice expands, so too does Counsel’s Western practice with the arrival of Chris Carlile as Consultant.

Based in Calgary, Chris comes to Counsel from Canada Strong and Proud, where he served as the Executive Director and honed his skills as a leader, advisor, and organizer. Prior to this, he served as Chief of Staff to Calgary City Councillor Jeromy Farkas, providing research and strategic advice that resulted in media coverage and successful motions adopted by Council. A skilled organizer, Chris can take complex ideas from inception to planning, providing clients with first-class execution on a tight schedule.

Finally, Counsel’s Federal practice welcomes Elizabeth Campbell as Consultant, Federal Advocacy.

Born and raised in Ottawa, Elizabeth brings her experience of working in a Conservative MP’s office to Counsel. Beginning as a Parliamentary Assistant before advancing to Office Manager, Elizabeth transfers her deep understanding of parliamentary functions and a unique perspective on the mechanisms that drive effective government operations to Counsel. She combines her understanding of political intricacies with exceptional client service skills to create strategies that drive impactful policy change.

Learn more about Counsel’s Government Relations services.