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Adam Daifallah is a public affairs consultant, lawyer, university lecturer, author and journalist.
He is a co-founder and partner at HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a strategic communications and government relations consulting firm with offices in Montreal and Quebec City. He is Chairman of the Board of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, a sessional lecturer at McGill University’s North American Studies Program and a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute.
Before joining HATLEY, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright (then Ogilvy Renault). He was a member of the National Post editorial board from 2003 to 2005. Previously to that, he was a Washington correspondent of The New York Sun, where he primarily covered foreign affairs. He reported from Iraq in May 2003. For the 2004-2005 school year, he was on fellowship at McGill University as a Sauvé Scholar.
Adam's second book, Rescuing Canada's Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution (co-written with Tasha Kheiriddin), published in 2005, was called "the most forward-thinking book on Canadian conservatism in more than a generation" by the Toronto Sun. His first book, Gritlock: Are the Liberals in Forever?, (co-written with Peter G. White), was released in 2001. He has worked as a researcher on several books including both of Lord (Conrad) Black's presidential biographies: Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom and The Invincible Quest: The Life of Richard Milhous Nixon.
In the voluntary sector, Adam is a director of the Schmeelk Canada Foundation, a member of the Executive Committee of the Quebec Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors and on the Communications Committee of Golf Canada (formerly the Royal Canadian Golf Association). He is a member of SCOREGolf magazine's Top 100 courses in Canada ranking panel.
He is a co-founder of the Saint-Lawrence Consortium, a private club for young business leaders. He was a board member of the foundation of the Naval Museum of Québec from 2006-2008, and was co-founder and finance chair of the 2008 Canadian Constitutional Affairs Conference at Laval University, a national meeting of law students to discuss the future of federalism in Canada. He is currently a member the editorial advisory board of the Canadian edition of Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Adam's journalism career began with a weekly column in the Peterborough Examiner, which ran from 1998 to 2000. His articles and reviews have since been published in most major Canadian newspapers. He won first prize in the Institute for Humane Studies' 2002-2003 Felix Morley Journalism Competition for young writers and was a finalist in the 2001 Magna "As Prime Minister" Awards essay contest, winning $10,000 and a four-month, paid internship at Magna International, Inc. He is a frequent guest on public affairs programs on television and radio.
Adam was active in student and party politics at the local, provincial and national levels for several years. He was president of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association, the campus affiliate of the Ontario Tories, in 2001-2002 (Mike Harris’ last year as Premier) and policy director of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation of Canada from 1998 to 2000.
He is a former provincial champion junior golfer and curler and maintains a passion for both sports.
Originally from Peterborough, Ontario, Adam is a graduate of Laval University law school (Class of '08), where he was the recipient of the Richard J. Schmeelk scholarship, and Queen's University (Class of '02) where he earned a BA (Honours) in history and political studies.
Adam can be reached via email at adam @ daifallah.com