Professionally, Tracy Lamourie is the President and Creative Director of Lamourie Public Relations & Marketing. In that world, she represents clients as diverse as politicians, entertainment figures, newsmakers, ethical businesses and not for profit groups whose aims she supports.
Tracy knows how to work both sides of the media- in the mid nineties she was co host of 89.5FM Toronto CIUT’s “Uppercut”, along with husband Dave Parkinson and others; and more recently she and her husband co-hosted and produced weekly news and community segments that aired on television in the Southwestern Ontario market throughout the second half of 2011 before her return to Toronto. She’s worked at various times as a television host, television producer, and radio host. Tracy and her work on various issues have also been featured on television broadcasts as varied as CBC’s The Fifth Estate, Court TV, A & E, CTV, and more – across North America.
She’s also a human rights and social justice activist with a long history of work on various international and local issues – She has advocated on behalf of the rights of Canadians imprisoned abroad, she has organized actions in support of the LGBT community that made international media, she has been involved in advocating on behalf medical marijuana patients, she was instrumental in unionizing one of the first call centres in North America – and is well known on the international stage for her work in prisoner justice issues, wrongful convictions and fighting the death penalty – she’s a Director of the Canadian Coalition Against The Death Penalty, which she co-founded in 1998.
Tracy is also a seasoned political campaigner with a twenty year resume of political work. In the 2011 Ontario Provincial election she was Campaign Manager for the Provincial NDP in the riding of Chatham-Kent-Essex. Currently, she’s working on a Toronto municipal campaign as Campaign Manager, and is acting in an advisory role for the coming Federal election for several candidates seeking the Liberal nominations in various ridings across the country.