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  • Flagship Solution: 10 Year Anniversary -November 10, 2014
    Today marks Flagship Solutions' 10th anniversary. On November 11 2004, Chris and I incorporated Flagship Solutions. It came from a desire to create something that would: 1. Provide for our families, 2. Have us work on interesting projects, and 3. ...
  • Serge Buy: Of unaccountable "God playing" professionals -August 8, 2014
    The medical profession has a special place in our society -- and rightfully so. Physicians and specialists help prevent health issues, make people's lives better and save people's lives. They deserve -- not unlike police officers, firemen, soldiers, teach...
  • Flagship Solutions Junior Partner featured by Samara Canada -August 7, 2014
    Kristin Baldwin, Flagship Solutions' Junior Partner was featured in Samara Canada's "How'd You Get That Job?" series about her former role as Issues Manager for Minster John Baird. How'd You Get That Job?  Samara talks to John Baird's former Issues Manag...
  • Serge Buy: Regulations and Lobbying - Crucial for the Profession -July 9, 2014
    Regulations and lobbying - crucial for the profession July 9, 2014 Serge Buy When the word "lobbyist" is uttered, the general public immediately thinks of smoke-filled rooms littered with scotch glasses and greying men congratulating one another....
  • By-Law Writing Services -June 17, 2014
    By-Law Writing Services Flagship Solutions offers help to associations in making the transition to the new Canada Not-For-Profit Corporations Act (the Act). What do associations have to do to make the transition? Associations must do two things: ...
  • Serge Buy: Government Relations in a New Era -June 10, 2014
    Government relations in a new era June 10, 2014 Serge Buy The focus on transparency in lobbying has resulted in significant changes in the sector. Organizations that have a certain percentage of their activities related to lobbying (it varies ...
  • Major Agricultural Industry Stakeholder Retains Flagship Solutions -December 1, 2013
    Major Agricultural Industry Stakeholder Retains Flagship Solutions December 1st 2013 Flagship Solutions is pleased to announce that it will be providing services to the Agricultural Institute of Canada (AIC).  Since 1920, AIC has been the voice for...
  • Flagship Solutions Senior Partner Serge Buy Quoted in Story on Aboriginal Procurement -June 14, 2013
    Flagship Solutions Senior Partner Serge Buy was quoted extensively in an Ottawa Business Journal story on the federal government's Aboriginal procurement program, highlighting potential abuses of the system....
  • Le Huffington Post Québec – Un acte répréhensible? Au gouvernement fédéral? Non! -February 7, 2013
    Le Commissaire à l'intégrité du secteur public du Canada a remis son troisième rapport depuis qu'il a pris ses fonctions en décembre 2010. Trois rapports dénonçant des « actes répréhensibles » en deux ans. Pour ceux qui trouvent que c'est peu, il faut voi...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our Government Relations and Funding Seminar in Ottawa on February 19th, 2013 -December 10, 2012
    Flagship Solutions is pleased to invite you to our 33rd Government Relations and Funding Seminar on Tuesday, February 19th, in Ottawa, Ontario at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel - 100 Kent Street.   Governments impact organizations through their reg...
  • Le Huffington Post Québec – Justice et abus sexuels: Deux pays. Deux choix. -December 6, 2012
    Récemment, aux États-Unis, M. Jerry Sanduski a été condamné à un minimum de 30 ans et un maximum de 60 ans de prison pour avoir molesté de jeunes garçons (45 abus). Il ne sera pas éligible à une sortie conditionnelle avant 30 ans......
  • Ottawa Business Journal – Convincing Bureaucrats that Bigger Isn’t Always Better – Serge Buy -December 5, 2012
    Owners of small and medium-sized businesses in the National Capital Region can be forgiven for feeling squeezed out of the multibillion-dollar federal government market. By Serge Buy   Bureaucrats and apologists for Public Works’s Office of ...
  • Le Huffington Post Québec – Mouvement étudiant: Inspirer, oui. Se rendre coupable non. -November 9, 2012
    La condamnation d'un jeune leader étudiant crée des remous au sein de la communauté internaute... Le titre d'un billet récemment publié sur ce site m'a interpelé : « Coupable d'inspirer ». Le problème est qu'on peut inspirer et respecter la loi en même te...
  • Le Huffington Post Québec – Québec = Corruption? -October 25, 2012
    Les journaux du Canada anglais se repaissent régulièrement des histoires découlant de l'enquête sur le domaine de la construction au Québec. Certains journalistes et commentateurs n'hésitent pas à faire croire que c'est normal: c'est le Québec......
  • Flagship Solutions’ Senior Partner becomes Executive Director of the Canadian Ferry Operators Association -October 15, 2012
    Flagship Solutions will be acting as the senior management team for the Canadian Ferry Operators Association, with senior partner Serge Buy chosen to the be CFOA’s Executive Director. Serge Buy said, “We are excited to be working with an organization t...
  • Le Huffington Post Québec - Saint Justin à la rescousse des libéraux? -October 10, 2012
    Il y a quelques années, un homme jeune, paraissant bien, et excellent orateur a pris le devant de la scène politique américaine et a été largement élu par une population assoiffée d'espoir de changement......
  • Flagship’s Senior Partner speaks to Sector Councils -September 27, 2012
    Serge Buy, Flagship Solutions’ Senior Partner, delivered a presentation to The Alliance of Sector Councils (TASC) about “How to be Heard in Ottawa Today: Government Relations for Sector Councils.” Mr. Buy spoke about government relations from an NGO’s ...
  • Le Huffington Post Québec - Un dialogue de sourds? -September 25, 2012
    Si le gouvernement avance ses objectifs rapidement avec plusieurs projets de lois (déportation de criminels, renforcement de la justice militaire), l'opposition semble plutôt intéressée à dénoncer le processus d'achat des avions militaires......
  • Le Huffington Post Québec - Ottawa: au travail! Les parlementaires reviennent pour la session d'automne... -September 18, 2012
    Alors que les députés (fédéraux) et sénateurs se préparent à revenir à Ottawa pour la session d'automne, le gouvernement continuera à pousser son agenda, en grande partie basé sur les propositions électorales faites en 2011......
  • Article on lobbying MPs -August 17, 2012
    Flagship Solutions' senior partner, Serge Buy, was quoted in an article published in the Lobby Monitor.   __________   Lobbyists still focus on MPs with Tories holding majority NEWS | DEREK ABMA PUBLISHED: FRIDAY, 08/17/2012 4:39 PM EDT ...
  • Brampton Safe City retains Flagship Solutions -August 14, 2012
    Brampton Safe City retained Flagship Solutions to work on the development of a grant proposal to address youth violence and crime....
  • Op-ed published in Windsor Star for one of our clients -August 11, 2012
    An op-ed written by Flagship Solutions' senior partner, Serge Buy, acting as the CEO of one of our clients (the National Association of Career Colleges) was published in the Windsor Star earlier today. The op-ed deals with the issue of international st...
  • Flagship Solutions' senior partner quoted on education issue -July 31, 2012
    Serge Buy, senior partner at Flagship Solutions was quoted in an article published in various Postmedia newspapers throughout the country (Montréal, Calgary, Vancouver) on an education issue.   Mr. Buy, acting as the Chief Executive Officer of ...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our Government Relations and Funding Seminar in Windsor, ON -July 17, 2012
    Flagship Solutions is pleased to invite you to our 31st Government Relations and Funding Seminar on Tuesday, October 23rd, in Windsor, Ontario at the Hilton Windsor - 277 Riverside Drive West.   Governments impact organizations through their r...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our Government Relations and Funding Seminar in Sudbury, ON -July 16, 2012
    Flagship Solutions is pleased to invite you to our 30th Government Relations and Funding Seminar on Tuesday, October 2nd, in Sudbury, Ontario at the Quality Inn & Conference Centre Downtown Sudbury - 390 Elgin St. in the Senator Room.   Go...
  • Flagship Solutions retained by Safe City Mississauga -July 10, 2012
    Flagship Solutions was retained today by Safe City Mississauga to help it obtain funding to work on crime prevention initiatives....
  • Flagship Solutions works with the Student Association of George Brown College -June 26, 2012
    Flagship Solutions was selected to work with the Student Association of George Brown College to review their governance structure and protocols to ensure their organization is fair, transparent and accountable. Flagship offers a unique set of expertise...
  • Flagship Solutions Partners with Fury Professional Development Academy -April 11, 2012
    The Ottawa Fury is proud to announce that local government relations and communications firm Flagship Solutions has partnered with the Club. Flagship Solutions will be the title sponsor of the Fury's Professional Development Academy Men's Team for the 201...
  • Flagship's Upcoming Government Relations & Funding Seminar in Vancouver - April 24 2012 -April 10, 2012
    Flagship Solutions invites you to our upcoming seminar on government relations and funding. Please join Flagship Solutions as we conduct a seminar on April 24th in Vancouver, British Columbia. The seminar will focus on government relations and funding ...
  • Ottawa Business Journal applauds Flagship's expansion -December 23, 2011
    Local lobbying firm expands to Toronto   Increasing demand for professional government relations services is fuelling a ByWard Market-based company's growth that's led it to open two new offices in 2011, according to its founder. Written by:...
  • Flagship Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of a new junior partner -December 15, 2011
    Flagship Solutions is pleased to announce the appointment of Kristin Baldwin as Junior Partner, effective December 1st....
  • Flagship Solutions welcomes Senior Consultant Ken Delaney -December 1, 2011
    FORMER STEELWORKERS UNION SENIOR EXEC. JOINS LOBBYING AND COMMUNICATIONS FIRM Ken Delaney, former Executive Assistant to the National Director of the United Steelworkers Union has joined government relations and communications firm Flagship Solutions a...
  • Flagship comments on procurement ombudsman -October 28, 2011
    Flagship Solutions' senior partner, Serge Buy, was asked to comment on the role of the Procurement Ombudsman, a federal government position created in 2006 as part of the Federal accountability framework. To read the full article, click here....
  • Postmedia article quotes Flagship's senior partner on IT procurement -August 9, 2011
    In this article, on the Shared Services Canada agency, Flagship Solutions' senior partner, acting as Government Relations Director for the Canadian Business Information Technology Network is quoted on IT procurement issues. The article was published in...
  • Flagship's senior partner represents IT SMEs in Ottawa -August 5, 2011
    In this article published in the Ottawa Citizen and various newspapers throughout the Postmedia chain, Flagship Solutions' senior partner, acting as Government Relations director for the Ottawa-based Canadian Business Information Technology Network (CABiN...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our upcoming seminar on government relations and funding -August 4, 2011
    Please join Flagship Solutions as we conduct a seminar on September 19th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The seminar will focus on government relations and funding for Non-Profit Organizations and will be hosted by the Fairfield Inn & Suites at 1301 Ellice Ave...
  • Flagship supports the hospice sector in Ontario -July 20, 2011
    Flagship Solutions was selected to help the Ontario hospice sector obtain funding for a new training system which would have great results for all hospices in the province....
  • Flagship works to obtain licensure for Ontario chemists -July 6, 2011
    Flagship Solutions was hired to support the Association of the Chemical Profession of Ontario in their efforts to obtain licensure for Ontario chemists. This project which, ultimately, should see Ontario chemists achieve a new designation and be regula...
  • Flagship continues its growth -July 4, 2011
    Flagship Solutions' senior partners, Serge Buy and Chris Frantz, are pleased to announce that the company has now ten resources to support its clients' needs. Our employees and partners have a wide ranging expertise: - Government relations - Commun...
  • New GR services for the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario -June 1, 2011
    Flagship Solutions is now providing monitoring services for the Association of Day Care Operators of Ontario (ADCO). ADCO joins Flagship's list of clients for whom Flagship monitors government activities (statements, press releases, reports, legislativ...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our upcoming seminar on government relations and funding -May 11, 2011
    Please join Flagship Solutions as we conduct our 23rd seminar on Tuesday, June 14th 2011 in Toronto, Ontario.  The seminar will focus on government relations and funding for Non-Profit Organizations. Governments impact organizations, through their regu...
  • Flagship to provide report on government procurement -April 13, 2011
    Flagship Solutions signed a contract with a company in the IT sector to develop a comprehensive report on the procurement process in the federal government. This report will include: General information on the way the federal government procures ...
  • Flagship Solutions' senior partner receives award -April 2, 2011
    Serge Buy was awarded the 2011 honourary lifetime membership for the Canada-Pakistan Association.  This award recognizes the work of Canadians, not of Pakistani origin, who have helped the activities of the Association and the community. Mr. Buy receiv...
  • Flagship opens new office in Montréal -April 1, 2011
    Flagship Solutions opened an office in Montréal today. This office is being set up to better serve our clients in Québec and to increase our activities in that province....
  • Flagship Solutions handles communications for new regulatory body -March 18, 2011
    Flagship Solutions has been hired to do communications work on behalf of the Immigration Consultants of Canada Regulatory Council....
  • Flagship on CBC re IT consultants -March 14, 2011
    In an interview, Flagship defended the role of IT consultants and their ability to incorporate without fear of re-assessments by the Canada Revenue Agency. Tax rules baffle IT consultants CBC News Posted: Mar 14, 2011 12:40 PM ET A group represe...
  • Flagship Solutions invites you to our upcoming seminar on government relations and funding -March 7, 2011
    Please join Flagship Solutions as we conduct our 22nd seminar on April 12th 2011 in Ottawa, Ontario.  The seminar will focus on government relations and funding for non-profit organizations. Goverments impact organizations, through their regulations, pol...
  • Flagship moves to new location -February 25, 2011
    Flagship Solutions moved to a new location, right in the heart of Ottawa's Byward Market. We are now located at: 70 George Street, 3rd Floor Ottawa, ON K1N 5V9 Other contact information remains the same: Phone: 613-562-1777 Fa...
  • Editorial in OBJ on Procurement -February 7, 2011
    This Ottawa Business Journal article discusses the use of lawyers by the Federal government to fight companies doing business with the government. To read the article, click here....
  • Kristin Baldwin becomes Flagship's new Public Relations Manager -February 3, 2011
    Ms. Kristin Baldwin was appointed Flagship Solutions' new Public Relations Manager announced Serge Buy, the firm's senior partner....
  • Flagship represents the Ontario Association of Career Colleges -December 1, 2010
    Flagship Solutions is representing the Ontario Association of Career Colleges on a specific provincial issue related to work permits for foreign students registered in career colleges....
  • Serge Buy interviewed by Ottawa Business Journal -November 15, 2010
    In this Ottawa Business Journal article, Serge Buy is interviewed about the case of one of Flagship Solutions' clients....
  • Flagship weighs in on government executive interchange program -October 22, 2010
    Serge Buy is interviewed by CBC to provide an opinion on the federal government's executive interchange program. The program has executives from, usually large companies, joining the government and then returning to their former employer.  There are conc...
  • Article on IT professional services sector -October 12, 2010
    In this Ottawa Citizen article, Flagship Solutions' partner Serge Buy discusses, on behalf of the IT professional services sector, the way Revenue Canada looks at some corporations in the IT sector.   To link the article, please click here. ...
  • Federal Procurement Issues and Solutions Seminar -September 28, 2010
    Each year, the federal government purchases billions of dollars’ worth of goods and services.You can get your share of this market. But you must know the rules. Flagship Solutions, a dynamic government relations and communications company, and Heenan B...
  • Golf tournament for school breakfast program -September 22, 2010
    We continue our tradition of supporting causes related to young people.  In this case, Flagship Solutions has organized, on behalf of one of our clients, a golf tournament where the proceeds will go the a school breakfast program at a local high school (G...
  • Flagship administers CABiNET -September 15, 2010
    Flagship Solutions is now administering the Canadian Business Information Technology Network (CABiNET). CABiNET is a dynamic organization representing IT professional services companies in the National Capital Region.  It deals mainly with procurement ...
  • Flagship represents CAPIC -August 31, 2010
    Flagship Solutions is now working with the Canadian Association of Professional Immigration Consultants....
  • Flagship sponsors local high school soccer team -June 11, 2010
    Flagship Solutions sponsored Glebe Collegiate's soccer team.  A donation from our company bought the uniforms used by the team....
  • We're moving! -May 25, 2010
    We've moved our offices to the following location: 44 Byward Market Suite 260 Ottawa, ON K1N 7A2 Our phone (613-562-1777) and fax (613-562-1779) numbers remain the same....
  • Flagship launches its Facebook & Twitter pages! -May 15, 2010
    Flagship Solutions launched its Facebook and Twitter pages which will provide regular visitors with direct updates on Federal politics and other issues. You can access both by clicking on the Facebook and Twitter symbols accessible on every page of our s...
  • Flagship represent NACC -February 15, 2010
    Following a competitive process, Flagship Solutions was selected to represent a national organization serving its membership for more than 110 years! Indeed, the National Association of Career Colleges, which is the national organization representing pri...
  • Fundraiser for Haiti -January 16, 2010
    Flagship Solutions' senior partner, Serge Buy, attends and donates at the first Ottawa fundraiser for victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Click here to read the article....
  • Computer World Article -August 6, 2009
    In this online Computer World article, Serge Buy represents CABiNET's point of view (the Canadian Business IT Network) on the issue of the bundling of contracts by Public Works and Government Services Canada. Click here to read the article....
  • OBJ article -June 22, 2009
    This article about a Committee of the House of Commons and its search for documents on a public consultation quotes Flagship Solutions' senior partner, Serge Buy. Click here to read the article....
  • IT World Canada article -May 31, 2009
    In this article published online by IT World Canada, Flagship Solutions' senior partner speaks on behalf of TPG Technology Consulting regarding the award of a contract by Public Works and Government Services Canada. Click here to read the article....