Columnist, Commentator &
Andrew MacDougall is a London (UK) based political columnist and commentator. He is a former Director of Communications to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper. Andrew's writing appears regularly in the Ottawa Citizen, Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine, and CBC.ca. His writing has also appeared in the National Post, Washington Post, and Daily Telegraph. Andrew provides political commentary for Sky News, BBC, LBC Radio, CTV News, CBC News, and others. He is represented by The McDermid Agency.
Andrew is also the founder of Babble Communications, a strategic communications consultancy. He helps clients with strategic communications planning, storytelling & messaging, speech writing, media relations, and crisis management.
2016 - Present
Principal at Babble Communications.
Babble provides clients with advice on strategic communications planning, storytelling & messaging, speech writing, media relations, and crisis management.
2014 - Present
Political columnist and commentator.
Columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. Regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, Maclean's Magazine and CBC.ca. Writing has appeared in National Post, Washington Post, and Daily Telegraph.
Commentator for Sky News, BBC, LBC Radio, CTV News, CBC News and others.
Prior to establishing Babble Communications, Andrew served as the Senior Executive Consultant at MSLGROUP UK, part of the Publicis Groupe.
Andrew served the government of Prime Minister Stephen Harper from 2006 to 2013, including five years in the Prime Minister's Office as Press Secretary and then Director of Communications.
H. BSc. (Physiology) 1994-1998
Western University (London, ON)
Completed an Honours diploma in Physiology with an emphasis on neurophysiology. Research from my undergraduate thesis on the role of the cerebellum in the control of multi-joint movement appeared in the Journal of Neurophysiology.