Christina Marciano

Senior Associate

Christina is a Senior Associate in the Energy and Environment Practice at Sussex Strategy Group. Building on her previous experience as the firm’s Research Associate, Christina has a comprehensive understanding of the many complexities associated with providing quality government relations support.

Christina works primarily with clients on matters pertaining to waste diversion and resource recovery, climate change, chemical management, permitting and approvals, as well as other environmentally-focused issues. Her principal responsibilities include analyzing and advising on government legislation, regulation and policies, strategic planning and execution, advocacy efforts, intelligence gathering, and developing written communications. Christina closely monitors current events and government activities always mindful of her clients’ best interests and overall objectives.

Christina holds a Master’s Degree in Political Studies from Queen’s University where she also earned her Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in Political Studies and Women’s Studies. Her Master’s Thesis focused on a constitutional challenge of the Criminal Code of Canada and the implementation of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms. She has been a featured speaker for panel discussions hosted by the Faculty of Law at Queen’s. Christina joined Sussex in 2012.

Renewing the Blue Box
On June 7, the Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced the appointment of Mr. David Lindsay as Special Advisor on Recycling and Plastic Waste. Read our summary/analysis of the Special Advisor's Final Report.
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Canadian Government and Ontario Government Take Action on Plastic Waste
An overview of the announcements made by both governments pertaining to plastic waste and what they mean moving forward.
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Ontario Launches Reducing Litter and Waste Discussion Paper
Yesterday afternoon the Honourable Rod Phillips, Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks announced a 45-day public consultation pertaining to waste and litter reduction in the province.
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Analysis: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan
Today, the Ontario Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks – the Hon. Rod Phillips - released Preserving and Protecting our Environment for Future Generations – A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan (‘Plan’). The 53-page document is the government’s overarching blueprint for environmental policy. Below, Sussex has summarized the key points of the Plan with additional context for specific elements that may be of interest. The Plan is now posted to the Environmental Registry (EBR) website here, for a 60-day public consultation period. The government will continue to announce policies, actions, and initiatives associated with the Plan including additional opportunities for online and in-person consultation in the months ahead. Sussex will continue to monitor these developments.
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Ontario Proclaims the Waste-Free Ontario Act: What’s Next
On November 30, 2016, the Government of Ontario proclaimed the Resource Recovery and Circular Economy Act, 2016 (RRCEA) and the Waste Diversion Transition Act, 2016 (WDTA), enacted by the Waste-Free Ontario Act, 2016 (WFOA).
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Overview of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan
Sussex's Robyn Gray and Christina Marciano overview the Government of Ontario's newly announced, Climate Change Action Plan.
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