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Ashton Arsenault

Partner, Crestview Strategy


Ashton Arsenault is a Partner at Crestview Strategy based in Ottawa.

Ashton understands the unique political decision-making environment and how to successfully influence stakeholders and government. For two years in a row, The Hill Times named Ashton one of the ‘Top 100 Lobbyists’ in Canada. He personifies the combination of persistence and a strong commitment to going the extra mile for clients. Using deep public affairs expertise, Ashton provides clients with actionable strategic advice, supported by integrated strategic plans designed to achieve a winning outcome.

Prior to joining Crestview Strategy, Ashton worked on Parliament Hill as a political aid responsible for parliamentary affairs and issues management for the Minister of National Revenue. Ashton was a legislative researcher in the Official Opposition Office in Prince Edward Island and served as campaign manager for a Conservative candidate in the 2015 General Election. Ashton continues to volunteer in electoral politics at the federal level and is a frequent media commentator – appearing on CBC, CTV, CPAC, CRFA, Zoomer Radio, and The Hill Times.

Ashton holds a Master of Political Management from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Prince Edward Island where he received the prestigious Wade MacLauchlan Raised Expectations Medal.

“The Masters of Political Management program is the only one-stop-shop academic experience in Canada where the practical application of politics is taught daily. Between the talented faculty and the cross-partisan environment – aspiring political operatives, public affairs professionals, and those looking to broaden their understanding of the Canadian political landscape alike – this unique program is an experience you will not want to miss.” – Ashton Arsenault

Last Revision: May 2024