Jay joined Perley Rideau in 2014 as the first Director, Communications. Jay gradated in 1988 from Dalhousie University with a Bachelor of Arts (English) and followed that with a Master of Journalism from Carleton University in 1995.
As a journalist, Jay worked in print, TV and radio during a 20-year career, producing several documentaries on Canadian politics and citizen engagement. He is the author of Secrets in High Places and On The Money Trail and was the TV producer of It’s Your Government. Transitioning to communications and marketing roles, Jay helped market and promote an education training company and two privacy start-ups.
Jay is a past recipient of a Recognition Award from the Down Syndrome Association of Ontario. He and his wife, Lynn, have three daughters.