Honourable Roger Simmons, PC, is a public policy consultant in Canada. Born at
sea, on the Atlantic Ocean near Lewisporte, Newfoundland and Labrador, he spent
his childhood years in the bustling railway town of Bishop’s Falls. His early
career as an educator and clergyman took him to coastal towns in his beloved rural
Newfoundland. As a politician, provincially and federally, he was the voice of
the island’s south coast for twenty-five years.
As a diplomat, Roger Simmons
headed Canada’s mission in Seattle, and for six years he was a senior policy
advisor with Gowlings, one of Canada’s largest law firms. He also spent a year
in Baghdad as an advisor to the Iraqi parliament and served as an election
observer in Ukraine.