Peter Donolo

Peter Donolo is a political strategist and communications advisor associated with the Liberal Party of Canada. From 1993 to 1999, he was the Director of Communications in the office of Prime Minister Jean Chrétien.

He previously served as communications advisor to Toronto Mayor Art Eggleton (1989-1991)and as Director of Communications in the Office of the Leader of the Opposition under Jean Chrétien from 1991 to 1993. Donolo was in charge of communications for the Liberal's successful 1993 election campaign, a role he repeated in their re-election in 1997.

From 1999 to 2001, Peter served as Canada's Consul General in Milan, Italy. In 2001, he served as Senior Vice Public Affairs at Air Canada.

Donolo is also a well-known republican who has commented publicly about ending the monarchy of Canada. In a comment in the October 21, 2002, cover story of "Maclean's", he referred to Canada as "behaving like a colonial outpost," believing the Queen of Canada to be foreign. [ [ Ottawa rains on Queen] ]

Since 2002 Donolo has been executive vice president and partner in The Strategic Counsel, a Toronto-based public opinion research and communications consulting firm.

He is a director of the Toronto Board of Trade and the Toronto Italian Chamber of Commerce. He is a frequent contributor to the Globe and Mail and other publications.

In 2003, Donolo co-chaired the successful Toronto mayoral campaign of David Miller.

He is married to Mary Cruden. Together they have three children: Annie, Maggie and Michael.


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