Jane Taber
Jane Taber Vice-President, Public Affairs, National Public Relations, Toronto
Jane is a former veteran print and broadcast journalist who has spent her career covering Parliament Hill, and Queen’s Park.

During her tenure on Parliament Hill, Jane covered the Mulroney Progressive Conservatives, the Chretien and Martin Liberals, and the Harper Conservatives.

In 2012, she moved to Halifax as The Globe and Mail’s Atlantic bureau chief, covering the politics and business of the region. In 2015, The Globe moved her to Toronto to cover the Wynne Liberals and the Ontario legislature.

She’s spent more hours than she can count on campaign buses and planes following the leaders during election bids. She’s covered leadership contests, and all of the important issues of the day. Her network of contacts, political and influential Canadians, is vast.

All of these issues and events were covered both in print – as a reporter at The Ottawa Citizen, the National Post and for 14 years at The Globe and Mail - and also on television and radio.

For six years – 2005 to 2011 – Jane was the co-host of CTV’s Question Period and interviewed all the main political players of the day on the hour-long broadcast. Before joining CTV’s Question Period, Jane was a regular contributor to CBC’s At Issue Panel with Peter Mansbridge.

So, she knows television from both vantage points – as the interviewer and as the interviewee. She also knows social media and how to leverage it.

In addition, her training as a journalist has prepared her for crisis situations – she is a quick study and able to swiftly analyze, synthesis and communicate issues. She has strong writing capabilities and a healthy respect for deadlines.

Since joining NATIONAL, Jane has trained CEOs of major Canadian companies, senior executives, public servants and academics for print and television interviews as well as for major presentations. She has also prepared crisis plans and helped to implement them for senior officials in business, the arts and academia.