What, in your view, are the principle flaws in the liberal internationalist philosophy that has guided Canadian foreign policy for much of the past 20 years? The main flaw was the reluctance to take bold, principled stands. We were too concerned with not offending anyone. This occasionally resulted in Canada being isolated from its allies. We […]
Adam Daifallah is a public affairs consultant, lawyer, university lecturer, author and journalist. He is a partner at HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a Montreal-based firm specializing in public and government relations and consulting in communications and international trade. He is also a sessional lecturer at McGill University’s Department of North American Studies, a contributor to the National Post, a columnist for Hudson New York and a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute. Before joining HATLEY, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Ogilvy Renault LLP (now Norton Rose). 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 Canadidan 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.