Energy and Natural Resources

TACTIX’ team understands natural resources sectors and the important role they play in Canada’s economy. We also understand the challenges successful resource development faces even in favourable market environments. Our firm has a deep understanding of today’s significant social-license challenges faced by successful resource development organizations.

TACTIX has decades of experience working directly with energy and natural resource companies, from global multi-nationals to small businesses and start-ups, and their representative associations. Our team is versed in problem-solving the critical policies that impact the energy and resources sector, including climate change, atmospheric emissions, fiscal burden and foreign investment.

We have a track record of strong partnerships with governments, community and indigenous groups. TACTIX has managed coalitions, and opposition groups (domestic and foreign) to protect and enhance brand reputation. Our clients include: pipeline proponents, refineries, Fortune 500 energy companies, and Indigenous groups.



Team Members


Alan Young

Principal ~ Owner

Alan Young provides experienced leadership and client-centric focus in complex engagements.




Dan Duguay


Dan has a unique ability to navigate political, economic and policy issues that affect TACTIX’ clients by employing exceptional strategic advice.




Dan Gardner


As the co-lead of the Risk Communications Practice at TACTIX, Dan Gardner provides the insights and understanding clients value to effectively manage their reputations and steward their products.




Steven C. Dover

Senior Associate

Steven Dover develops relationships with key government stakeholders and delivers client-focused business development opportunities.




Denise Siele


Denis is seasoned public affairs strategist well-known to leaders and stakeholders across various government levels.