About Rushbrooke Communications

Rushbrooke Communications provides public opinion research and strategic communication services to corporate, public sector, and non-profit clients across western Canada.

Communication strategy is the core of what we offer.  Clients rely on our counsel for public advocacy campaigns, reputation and crisis management, project siting, and public consultation services.

Mission critical decisions should be based on data not guesswork.  We fill in the blanks.  Our custom research services allow our clients to: check assumptions, set benchmarks, track progress, and test next steps.

We offer a full range of quantitative and qualitative research service in languages that reflect the reality of Canada’s diverse population.



Mike Witherly established Rushbrooke Communications in early 2006.  A seasoned communicator, Mike offers clients strategic counsel grounded in nearly two decades of experience in public affairs and politics.  Most importantly, by integrating public opinion research with strategy development, Mike ensures his clients are campaigning on winning issues with the right audiences.

Previously, Mike has served several federal cabinet Ministers from Ottawa and Vancouver.  In 2004, Mike was appointed senior British Columbia advisor to the Prime Minister and was tasked with managing the federal government’s most contentious issues in British Columbia.  Later, he led the communications for BC Transmission Corporation—a crown corporation that was responsible for meeting British Columbia electrical transmission needs.

He has polled extensively and advised corporate, government, and non-profit organizations on the development of communication and public consultation strategies on a wide range of sensitive public policy, energy and infrastructure projects across western Canada.  He has advised: oil and gas pipelines and marine terminals; electricity projects from generation to distribution; and transportation infrastructure including: transit, tolls and bridges.

Born and raised in Prince Rupert, Mike holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia.