Gordon Laird has crafted award-winning stories, campaigns and communications strategies for nearly 20 years. Spanning urban affairs, public policy and politics, Laird has worked with a broad range of clients to deliver content-driven solutions.

Currently leading communications for the Calgary Fire Department, Laird has previously consulted for The City of Toronto, Queen’s University, the Sheldon Chumir Foundation and Metro Vancouver. He is also the author of three best-selling non-fiction books, and was previously a writer and commentator for CBC Radio & Television, Maclean’s, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, The Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and The Walrus.

Story craft is central to Laird's approach. The winner of several National Magazine Awards, including top honours for Investigative Journalism, Laird was named “one of the best and best-informed minds in the world” by The Globe and Mail. Laird's 2009 book, The Price of a Bargain, was published in several languages. His 2003 book, Power: Journeys Across an Energy Nationwas cited as a Globe and Mail top book of the year and was a Canadian bestseller. 

Laird lives next to the Rocky Mountains in Calgary, Canada. He serves as a board member at Jamie's Preschool, one of North America's first preschools for cancer kids and their siblings. 

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