Adam Daifallah (2004 - 2005)


Adam Daifallah

Living in Sauvé House changed my views on certain issues and made me think about others in ways I had not considered before.

Adam is an author, journalist, lecturer and lawyer. He is a co-founder and partner at Hatley Strategies, a Montreal public affairs firm, teaches at McGill's Department of North American Studies and is a contributor to the National Post and Hudson New York.

Previously Adam was a lawyer at the firm of Norton Rose (then Ogilvy Renault).

Adam was a member of the editorial board at Canada’s National Post in Toronto from 2003 to 2005. Prior to that, he was a Washington, D.C. correspondent of The New York Sun.

Before becoming a journalist, Adam was active in student and party politics at the local, provincial and national levels. He was president of the Ontario Progressive Conservative (PC) Campus Association for the 2001-2002 school year, and policy director of the PC Youth Federation of Canada from 1998 until 2000.

He is co-author, with Tasha Kheiriddin, of the book Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution, which the Toronto Sun called “the most forward-thinking book on Canadian conservatism in more than a generation.” He worked on the book during his time as a Sauvé Scholar; it was published in the fall of 2005 ,and a book launch was held at Sauvé House.

Adam’s first book, Gritlock: Are the Liberals in Forever?, written with Peter G. White in 2001, was a manifesto advocating a merger of the old Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance parties.

A native of Peterborough, Ontario, Adam is a former provincial champion junior golfer and curler. He is a graduate of Queen’s University (BAH, History and Political Studies, 2002) and Université Laval in (LLB, 2008).

Recent articles published in the National Post

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Author, Journalist, Lawyer, Lecturer

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991