Jonathan Scott

Jonathan Scott writes twice-monthly columns for

He is principal of a public affairs consultancy; he and his team work with clients to meet their goals and develop memorable and effective campaigns, with clients in Canada, the United States and Hong Kong.

Jonathan previously worked as communications director for the government caucus at Queen’s Park and as public relations director at Key Gordon Communications Inc, an advertising agency for green and ethical products and causes in Toronto. He also worked as a speechwriter for a former Premier of Ontario.

Jonathan has managed campaigns and communications for candidates at all three levels of government in Canada, as well as in the United Kingdom. He is a regular political commentator on CTV News Channel, CBC News Channel and Sirius XM Radio, and his writing on politics, marketing, education, religion and current affairs have appeared in, Monocle, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star, The Toronto Sun,, The Huffington Post, The Bradford Times, The Presbyterian Record, Education Canada, Education Today, The Federalist Trust and Bradford Today.

Jonathan studied English literature at the University of Toronto and earned his law degree with honours at Cardiff School of Law and Politics.




COVID recovery must include ‘Main Street’
Voters demand diversity and Trudeau’s Liberals have “walked the walk”
With the scope and scale and severity of the crises in full view, the Throne Speech felt small in comparison
Canada needs to forgive student-loan debt
Former Ontario cabinet ministers support basic income
Glen Murray should be the next leader of the Green Party
Hamilton: “I’d rather be divisive than indecisive”
We need to transition away from fare-based transit systems
Who would have thought? Ontario really likes Doug Ford (for now)
Here’s the list of political podcasts that I’m enjoying
Let’s make this a ‘Year of Jubilee’ and forgive student debt
Opposition leaders need to seize on real change and forget about the ankle-biting
Andrew Scheer is a nitwit.
No answers, but I certainly have questions in these pandemic times
Ford government has been schooled by Ontario’s teachers
We need more transit and it should be free
The UK and the USA are two countries united in grief of their own making