Allan is a widely known Public Affairs professional in the Canadian media and political landscape at the federal, provincial and municipal level.
Prior to resuming his role at Pathway Group, Allan was the inaugural Executive Director of the Cannabis Council of Canada, the national trade association for Health Canada approved Licenced Producers and Processors under Bill C-45. In this position Allan played a key role in unifying multiple industry associations to create one singular national voice for the sector and then guided the industry successfully as Canada became the first G8 country to legalise adult-use cannabis.
Following this Allan advanced harm reduction as the national spokesperson for the Vaping industry, where he supported the industry in successfully confronting numerous regulatory and legislative challenges.
As a result of this work, Allan has received numerous awards for his work in these sectors, and was recently named as one of the ’20 Power Players Setting Down Roots in the Cannabis Industry’ by the Financial Post.
Allan resumes his position as Partner at Pathway Group where he has successfully advocated for clients and secured over $300 million in direct provincial investments.