The Honourable Jay Hill P.C., was the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River in
northeastern B.C. for 17 years. He served in Prime Minister Harper’s cabinet as Chief Government Whip,
Government Leader of the House of Commons, as well as Vice Chair of Cabinet’s Operations Committee.
In addition he provided oversight of government spending as a longtime member of Cabinet’s Treasury
Jay’s experience in the oil and gas sector prior to entering politics, and as a farmer and leader in the
agriculture industry in B.C. positioned him as a respected resource to his party, caucus and cabinet
colleagues. He provided valuable insights on matters concerning agriculture, transportation, oil and gas
exploration and production, critical infrastructure development, mining and other issues impacting
After leaving politics in 2010, Jay established a successful consulting practice providing advice to a
variety of companies including prominent oil and gas producers that were seeking to develop, transport,
liquify and export British Columbia natural gas. He also served as Chair of the Board for Northstar Trade
Finance. In 2011, Jay received the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD.D) designation.
In 2014, Alberta Premier Jim Prentice appointed Jay to the position of Senior Representative to the New
West Partnership, where he led the expansion and negotiations of the Free Trade Agreement between
western provinces and northern territories.
Jay brings a deep understanding of government and industry, and trusted counsel and leadership to the
clients of New West Public Affairs. Jay and his spouse, Leah reside in Calgary.