IMC Government Relations

"Risk Management | Problem Solving"


Government relations is a key function for many companies as the government is the regulator of many activities. As such, government decisions can have a large impact on companies’ risk profiles. It is important to take a well thought out, long-term approach to government relations. IMC takes an integrated approach to public affairs ensuring that the approach considers policy, political, regulatory and stakeholder implications. This helps us to ensure that risks are properly mitigated and problems are solved quickly utilizing an integrated framework that covers all the angles.


Government Relations

We provide integrated government, regulatory, and stakeholder relations experience which leverages our considerable industry knowledge to support policy development and advocacy as well as regulatory and stakeholder planning and troubleshooting. Over time, IMC has focused on a risk assessment/risk management approach. We also have strong relationships in the bureaucracy and with the regulators. Thus, we can employ an integrated approach to government relations and policy development. This approach helps us to not only mitigate political risks but also provide solutions that integrates policy, regulatory, political and stakeholder considerations. This approach helps us minimize externalities related to changing political, economic and social conditions.



We provide in-depth hands-on experience in providing support services to clients dealing with regulatory applications. We also provide hearing support services for interveners or other interested parties. Our services include: 

    • Researching application requirements under various acts, regulations, directives and guidelines.
    • Assisting with application planning, positioning strategies, public disclosure documents and consultation.
    • Supporting management of environmental service contractors retained for environmental impact assessments, and timely interfacing with engineering contractors.
    • Providing ongoing regulatory monitoring.


Indigenous Peoples and Stakeholder Support

The IMC team has extensive experience in planning, implementing, managing and troubleshooting stakeholder relationships to better situate our clients for success. As a result, we are able to actively support: 

    • Stakeholder relationship management.
    • Indigenous people’s engagement plan development.
    • Indigenous people’s commercial relations and joint venture setup and implementation.


Why We Are Unique

IMC employs a unique approach to government relations, which helps us to manage externalities. This approach helps us create:

    • A broad risk assessment including conducting the necessary up-front research to set the context and adequately identify all the risks.
    • Development of integrated solutions and risk mitigation measures – integrating commercial, policy, regulatory, political, stakeholder (including First Nations) considerations.
    • Direct involvement in the policy development process with departmental officials when necessary.
    • Engagement with all relevant political parties.