About Daniel



Passion.  Dedication.  Experience.


Summary
Daniel Dickin is a Canadian author, community activist, and columnist for the Prince Arthur Herald. He has spent 10 years making a difference the public, private, and non-profit sectors: in the private sector, Daniel spent five years as an assistant restaurant manager at a multi-million dollar restaurant. In the non-profit sector, Daniel has volunteered his time to help better his community in roles including community advocate, Director of Communications, Secretary, Vice President, and President. In the public sector, Daniel is a communications and human resources advisor.

Daniel has a proven track record in each of these roles, whether it's volunteering on political campaigns, developing and executing strong communications plans, organizing a restaurant for excellence, or organizing highly successful events.
Daniel has a Bachelor of Arts (Law and Political Science) and a Master of Arts (Public Administration).

Publications
Daniel has been writing for over 10 years.  He has been published in local and national print newspapers and appeared on radio and television discussing various political and legal topics.  These include:

Daniel also made several media appearances for the promotion of his book, Liars: The McGuinty-Wynne Record, which was published in April 2014 by Freedom Press Canada.

Passion
At age 13, Daniel joined the Royal Canadian Army Cadets.  He quickly rose in seniority and in three short years he was appointed the Regimental Sergeant Major – the most senior cadet position possible.  In this position Daniel was responsible for managing and overseeing the development of approximately 60 cadets.  He retired as a decorated cadet having been awarded the Royal Canadian Legion’s Cadet Medal of Excellence, the Lord Strathcona medal, the Honourable Service Medal, the Corps’ Best Cadet Award, the Corps’ Best Junior NCM Award (as a Master Corporal), and the Corps’ Best Senior NCM Award (as a Warrant Officer).  Daniel utilizes the skills and knowledge learned as a cadet to this day.

Experience
Daniel has five years of experience as an assistant restaurant manager, managing a restaurant grossing over $3.6 million per year.  This position demanded a strong sense of business development, planning, and execution.  It required the constant development of restaurant recruitment, hiring, training, and health and safety programs, all of which were Daniel's responsibility when reporting to senior management.  His success in this role was marked by a 12% increase in sales in just one year.

Education
Daniel moved to Ottawa to pursue his Bachelor's degree in law and political science at Carleton University, completing every year on the Dean's Honour Roll and graduating in 2011. Daniel then began his Master's degree in Public Administration, and graduated in the fall of 2014. His graduate thesis was a review of the federal government’s Blueprint 2020 and the gatekeeping elements that were preventing management from implementing grassroots-driven public service reforms.