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Laura Kurkimaki



Laura brings substantial experience in public affairs, campaigns, and advocacy. She supports clients in a wide range of industries including financial services, agriculture, energy, environment, and healthcare.

Prior to joining Earnscliffe, Laura served in several roles with federal and provincial Conservative parties, including at Conservative Party headquarters and as an Issues Manager in the Prime Minister’s Office. Most recently she was Principal Secretary to former Conservative Party Leader and Leader of the Official Opposition, Hon. Erin O’Toole, and served as Deputy National Campaign Manager for the Conservative Party of Canada during the 2021 federal election

Laura is a member of the board of governors at Laurentian University. From 2018-2022, she served as an elected member of the Ontario PC Party Executive as 8th Vice President. In 2017, she was named one of PR in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Political Management from Carleton University.

“Completing the Political Management Master’s program helped me further develop the specific skills required to strive in a political environment. With practical writing assignments in each class, I was able to grow my professional writing skills which allowed me to hit the ground running when I began at H+K as well as in later roles. Being a one year program, MPM is an effective tool to help move you to the next level in your career.” – Laura Kurkimaki

Last Revision: March 2023