Media Releases Oct 05, 2020

Canadian Chamber welcomes Alla Drigola as new Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy


(OTTAWA) – October 5, 2020 – The Canadian Chamber of Commerce’s Chief Economist and Vice President of Policy, Trevin Stratton, announced today that Alla Drigola has joined the Canadian Chamber as its new Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy.

In her role, Ms. Drigola will oversee the Canadian Chamber’s advocacy activities and lead the small- and medium-sized business policy file. The move comes as the long-time Director of Parliament Affairs, Susanna Cluff-Clyburne, retired on June 30.

“The Director of Parliamentary Affairs and SME Policy is unique role within the Canadian Chamber, representing the voice of small businesses and our chamber network with government. Alla’s diverse professional background and the blend of experiences makes her an exceptional candidate for the role. We’re delighted to have her join the team,” said Mr. Stratton.

Ms. Drigola comes to the Canadian Chamber with nearly a decade of experience in politics and government relations, which includes a broad range of political experience, including working at a party headquarters, running campaigns and working as a staffer on the Hill. Her private sector experience focused heavily on corporate brand building and public relations, where she often advocated for a range of SME issues from across sectors during her time at a public affairs firm specializing in association government relations. 

Ms. Drigola was most recently the Director, Advocacy and Public Affairs at the Ottawa-based Impact Public Affairs. From 2015 to early 2018, she served in a variety of roles within the office of MP Dianne Watts. Between 2012 and 2014, she was a PR and social media consultant for Jive PR in Vancouver.

Ms. Drigola holds a master of political management from Carleton University. She also holds a BA in political science and a certificate in public relations, both from Simon Fraser University.

About the Canadian Chamber of Commerce – Because Business Matters

The Canadian Chamber of Commerce helps build the businesses that support our families, our communities and our country. We do this by influencing government policy, by providing essential business services and by connecting businesses to information they can use, to opportunities for growth and to a network of local chambers, businesses, decision-makers and peers from across the country, in every sector of the economy and at all levels of government, as well as internationally. We are unapologetic in our support for business and the vital role it plays in building and sustaining our great nation.

For more information, please contact:

Canadian Chamber of Commerce
Phil Taylor at ptaylor@chamber.ca