The 2019 Federal Election @ St Jax Montréal
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm

Will Justin Trudeau hang on or will the Conservatives take over? Will the Green Party gain seats? Is the predicted collapse of the NDP materializing? This talk will revolve around possible outcomes and what they mean to Canada, our economy and our place in the world. It will also place the election trends in the context of larger global events, in particular, the wave of populism seen in many Western democracies.

ADAM DAIFALLAH is the co-founder and Managing Partner of Hatley Strategy Advisors, a Montreal-based public affairs firm.
In the voluntary sector, Adam is Chairman of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation and a director of Golf Canada and the Montreal Cancer Institute.
He is a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute and of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.
Adam is a skilled communicator who interacts with key-decision makers in Canada and the U.S.
Before co-founding Hatley, Mr. Daifallah practised law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright and he is presently a member of the Quebec Bar. His law degree was earned at Laval University and while doing his undergraduate work at McGill, he was a Sauvé Scholar.
Public Opinion Polling: Key Learnings from 2019 Canadian Federal Election @ John Simms Community Centre
Nov 19 @ 7:30 pm

Public opinion polling has evolved rapidly in light of changes in telecommunications. Not only have data collection modes changed, but so has voter behaviour. During this presentation, Sébastien Dallaire will outline key learnings from recent electoral cycles, focusing mainly on the latest polling and voting results from the 2019 federal election.

SÉBASTIEN DALLAIRE is General Manager of Ipsos Quebec.
Through his 20 years of distinguished experience teaching and conducting public opinion research, Mr. Dallaire has become one of Canada’s most respected polling specialists.
In addition to his regular appearances on national and provincial media outlets as a polling analyst and commentator, he has been involved in designing, conducting and analyzing hundreds of research projects for prestigious Canadian clients in the private and public sectors.
His private sector career in political polling started during his PhD studies in Political Science at the University of Toronto, when he joined pollster Allan Gregg’s team at The Strategic Counsel.
In 2010, Mr. Dallaire moved back to his hometown of Montreal where he led the public affairs team at Léger for more than five years before joining Ipsos, Canada’s largest public opinion research firm, in 2016.
Fact and Fiction: The Making of a Political Roman à Clef @ Westmount Park United Church
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm

Based on his transatlantic white collar crime thriller, Acqua Sacra, novelist Keith Henderson will discuss the relationship between news, political research and the making of fiction. Key examples will include SNC-Lavalin, Heenan-Blaikie and Montreal’s infamous “Sixth Family” Mafia bosses.

KEITH HENDERSON has published five novels, the latest Sasquatch and the Green Sash (2018), political essays from when he was Quebec correspondent for the Financial Post (Staying Canadian, 1997) as well as a prizewinning book of short stories (The Pagan Nuptials of Julia, 2006). He led a provincial political party in Quebec during the separatist referendum of 1995 and championed Anglo language rights and the “poison pill” strategy of partitioning Quebec if ever Quebec partitioned Canada. He taught Canadian Literature for many years at Vanier College in Montreal.