Aaron Freeman

Owner and principal of Pivot Strategic Consulting, Founder of GreenPAC.

For 25 years, Aaron Freeman has played a leadership role in developing public policy. He is the owner and principal of Pivot Strategic Consulting Inc., which helps companies, NGOs and foundations develop their capacity to solve environmental problems through public policy.

Before founding Pivot Strategic, Aaron served as a Senior Advisor to the Premier of Ontario. He advised the Premier on Environment, Attorney General, Labour, Community Safety and Correctional Services, Natural Resources, Aboriginal Affairs, Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Municipal Affairs, and Northern Development, Mines and Forests.

Prior to joining government, Aaron played a key role in several national advocacy campaigns on environment and energy, democratic reform, consumer, international development and human rights issues.

Aaron has served as a part-time faculty member at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he taught public governance law. He is the co-author of The Laws of Government: The Legal Foundations of Canadian Democracy (2nd ed., 2010), the most comprehensive legal reference book on the law of Canadian democracy.

Aaron has been a strong advocate on democratic reform issues, preparing and overseeing legal interventions on third-party spending limits at the Supreme Court of Canada. From 2000 to 2009, Aaron was regular columnist with the Hill Times, Canada’s parliamentary newspaper.

Aaron is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of Law, where he was awarded the Gowling Lafleur Henderson Prize for International Trade Law.