Senior Strategic Advisor, McMillan LLP
The Honourable Stockwell Day joined McMillan’s Vancouver office as a Senior Strategic Advisor in 2011. In this capacity, Mr. Day uses the extensive experience he gained in senior government roles – including as the former Minister of International Trade, the former Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and the former President of the Treasury Board, to serve as an advisor for clients and their business objectives.
Mr. Day was successfully elected to senior government roles and positions 9 times over 25 years at two levels of government and in 2 separate provinces. From 1986 to 2000, Stockwell Day represented Red Deer North in the Alberta Legislature, where he served in the Progressive Conservative Government in a variety of senior roles, including Chief Whip, Government House Leader, Minister of Labour and Minister of Social Services. From 1997 to 2000 he was Provincial Treasurer (Minister of Finance) and Acting Premier.
In 2000 Stockwell Day won the leadership of the Canadian Alliance and became Leader of Canada’s Official Opposition. In the general election that followed soon after, the Canadian Alliance increased the Official Opposition seat count to 66, and increased its popular vote by over a million.
In 2002, Stockwell Day was appointed Foreign Affairs critic, Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Trade, as well as Chair of the Subcommittee on Human Rights. In 2006 Stockwell Day was appointed Minister of Public Safety and member of the Cabinet Committee on Priorities and Planning. Upon his re-election in 2008, Stockwell Day was appointed Minister of International Trade and Minister for the Asia-Pacific Gateway and Regional Minister for British Columbia, advancing the economic and trade interests of BC. He was also appointed Chair of the Cabinet Committee on Afghanistan. In 2010 Stockwell Day was appointed President of the Treasury Board. He did not seek re-election in the 2011 general election.
Stockwell Day is also a well known conference and event speaker.