Bill Tieleman is president of West Star Communications, a strategy and communications consulting firm, providing services for labour, business, non-profits and governments for the past 13 years. Previously, he was the communications director in the B.C. Premier's Office and at the BC Federation of Labour.
Bill's work is published frequently in The Tyee, and he writes a column for 24 Hours every Tuesday. He regularly comments on TV, radio, print and Internet media outlets.
Most recently Bill was Strategist for Fight HST, a grassroots organization he started with former Premier Bill Vander Zalm and others, that successfully overturned the Harmonized Sales Tax in British Columbia through a citizens’ initiative petition and binding referendum.
Bill holds a masters degree in political science from UBC.
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Website: Bill Tieleman