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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 Montreal-based consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, government relations and international trade. He is also a sessional lecturer at McGill University’s Department of North American Studies and a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute.
Before joining HATLEY, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose (then Ogilvy Renault).
Adam was a member of the National Post editorial board from 2003 to 2005. Previously, 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. He is currently a member of the editorial board of c2c: Canada’s journal of ideas and the editorial advisory board of the Canadian edition of Campaigns & Elections magazine.
Adam's second book, Rescuing Canada's Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution (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?, (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.
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 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.
In the volunteer sector, Adam is a member of the Young Associates Committee of the Opéra de Montreal and a co-founder and director of the Saint-Lawrence Consortium, a private business club for Montreal young professionals. He was a member of the board of directors 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.
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. He is currently a member of SCOREGolf magazine's Top 100 course rankings panel.
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