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Ashley Csanady


Ashley Csanady is an experienced strategic consultant with the political instincts required to cut through complex government relations and public relations challenges.

As a Vice President at McMillan Vantage, Ashley leads client files across multiple sectors, including natural resources, technology, agri-food, health care, education and infrastructure. She has a sharp eye for all sides of an issue and crafts narratives that land with the right audience at the right time, whether for political decision-makers, stakeholders, the media or the public.

Ashley draws on a nearly 15-year career spanning newsrooms, government, as well as the not-profit and private sectors to support government relations, communications and crisis management clients. She is a seasoned speechwriter who has worked with C-suite executives and political officeholders.

She honed her sharp pen as a reporter covering municipal, provincial and federal politics and public policy. She has also hosted podcasts and radio shows. Ashley left the newsroom behind to serve in the office of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne through to the end of the 2018 election. She then moved onto consulting in the cannabis sector to support clients navigating the complexities of the legalization process. She later joined the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, where she leveraged her ability to make complex, technical content accessible and developed a deep understanding of long-term environmental infrastructure projects.

Today, Ashley remains a senior strategic communications advisor with the Ontario Liberal Party and serves as Director of her local riding association for the Liberal Party of Canada.

Ashley graduated from the University of Waterloo with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English literature and rhetoric with a minor in history. She holds a Master of Journalism degree from Toronto Metropolitan University, where she later taught in their undergraduate program as a sessional lecturer. In 2023, Ashley joined McMaster University as a sessional instructor in its Master of Public Policy in Digital Society Program teaching a course on public policy communications.

Her work has appeared in the National Post, the CBC, Vice Media, Queen’s Park Briefing, iPolitics, among others. Ashley remains a regular and active commentator on federal and provincial politics in mainstream media.

In her spare time, Ashley is a cork dork and Certified Sommelier under the Court of Master Sommeliers.

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