Sean Durkan worked as a journalist in England until he was recruited by the Calgary Sun. He went on to serve in Ottawa as national parliamentary bureau chief and syndicated columnist for Sun Media. He was a regular CTV, and CBC TV and Radio panelist, a contributor to the Law Times, and Canadian correspondent for Britain’s national Daily Mail newspaper.

Since 2001, Durkan has used his extensive national and regional media contacts and political knowledge to build a media consulting service, Sean Durkan and Associates Inc. Clients initially included politicians, lawyers and corporations, but in 2009 he began to specialize in helping Indigenous and environment clients tell their stories. He has served as communications and media director for the ILI since its inception. Durkan and his wife live in Ottawa and have two children.