Elliot Hughes is a corporate affairs advisor and political commentator. He previously served as Director of Policy to Canada’s Defence Minister and Deputy Policy Director to Canada’s Finance Minister. Today, Elliot provides defence, technology, and financial sector clients with strategic advice and insight to achieve their government relations objectives. Elliot is an experienced television and print commentator for established Canadian and global news organizations, including Bloomberg, the Globe & Mail, CBC’s Power & Politics, and CTV News where he comments on political and public policy developments, and global business and geopolitical trends. Elliot has worked for the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, Lloyds Banking Group (London, UK) and Nutrition International, and has a B.A. from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Queen’s University. Born and raised in Toronto before moving to Ottawa in 2007, Elliot is an avid, albeit frustrated, Raptors fan.