Board of Governors
Alexandre Meterissian has been a consultant at HATLEY since April 2013. He is a McGill University Arts graduate with a major in political science and minors in economics and philosophy. In September 2013, he will begin a Master of Science in Administration (MSc.), specialized in strategy at HEC Montréal. Alexandre has worked in various ministerial offices in Ottawa. He contributed to the development of various foreign policy initiatives while in the office of the Hon. Lawrence Cannon M.P., C.P. before joining the office of the Hon. Jason Kenney M.P., C.P. where he was responsible for relations with cultural communities in the Greater Montreal Area. Alexandre is a co-founder of the Prince Arthur Herald.
Mr. Pouliot studied law at the Universty of Sherbrooke, where he was awarded the Quebec Bar Association Prize. He became a lawyer in 1979 and practiced corporate and commercial law at Ogilvy Renault (now Norton Rose) in Montreal. In 1984, he joined CFCF inc. as the President’s assistant. In 1986, Mr. Pouliot received a provincial telecommunications permit for the creation of a new network that would eventually be known as TQS. In the past, Mr. Pouliot was part of the board and member of the investment committee for iNovia Ventures. He has also been a member of the Board of Directors for the Montreal Children’s Hospital and the Montreal Cardiology Institute. Mr. Pouliot was a member of the Economic Development Society of Montreal and Governor of McGill University for almost 10 years. In 1999, he participated in the launch of the Montreal Economic Institute, where he served at President for 9 years. He also served as the President of the Board of the Taxpayers League of Quebec. He serves as President of Draco Capital Inc. and President of the Board for Corporation Image Entertainment.
Mr. Pouliot is currently the leader of the Conservative Party of Quebec
Barbara Kay graduated from the University of Toronto in Honours English Language and Literature in 1964. She attended McGill University’s graduate school on a Woodrow Wilson fellowship and received her M.A. in English Literature in 1966.
During the leadup to the 1995 Referendum, Barbara became politically active. She joined the Board of Cité libre, and was a frequent contributor to the magazine until 2001. This experience eventually led to her current job, since 2003, as a weekly columnist for the National Post. She also contributes to online blogs, most notably Full Comment (the Post’s opinion blog), Pajamas Media and Campus Watch, a site monitoring Islamic radicalism on campus. Barbara sits on the media committee of the Board of Advisors for the Canadian Institute for Jewish Research. She is also an active member of Act for Canada, a group promoting awareness of Islamism in public life.
Dr. Roy Eappen
Dr. Eappen graduated from McGill Medicine in 1985. He is an endocrinologist and works at St-Mary’s Hospital. He is an assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University. Dr. Eappen is a long time activist for a number of causes. He is a co-founder of the Réseau Liberté Québec/Quebec Freedom Network. Dr. Eappen sits on the Board of the Free Thinking Film Society and runs his own blog since 2006, Dr Roy’s Thoughts, which is part part of the Blogging Tories. He believes freedom of speech must be defended at all costs.
Columnist for the Journal de Montréal and the Sun papers, political analyst for several radio and TV shows in Quebec, including LCN, Sun-TV, Radio X and V-Télé, Eric Duhaime previously worked in federal and provincial politics for over two decades, in particular as senior political advisor for the former leader of the Canadian Alliance, Stockwell Day, and the former Action démocratique du Québec leader, Mario Dumont. For more than three years, he also provided technical assistance to parliamentarians and political parties in several countries in democratic transition, including Morocco, Mauritania and Iraq. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal and a Master’s in Public Administration from the École nationale d’administration publique. He recently co-founded the Réseau Liberté-Québec (the Quebec Freedom Network).
Jasmin Guénette was coordinator and then director of public affairs at the Montreal Economic Institute from 2002 to 2008. He left the MEI in early 2008 to serve as director of academic programs at the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University. He now serves as vice president at the MEI. Mr. Guénette holds a bachelor and a master’s degree in political science from the Université du Québec à Montréal. He is primarily interested in questions of security production, conceptions of justice and the ideas of personal and economic freedom. Mr. Guénette is an IHS Alumni and former president of UQAM’s Political Science and Law Alumni Association. He was designated as one of the ambassadors of UQÀM in recognition of his contribution to the development of this university. Mr. Guénette is currently on the organizing committee of the Rentrée Nocturne de la Place des Arts. He is the author of the book La Production privée de la sécurité. À propos de l’argumentation libertarienne et anarcho-capitaliste.
Christian Levesque is managing partner of HATLEY’s Quebec City office. Christian began his career as an entrepreneur in the textile industry, working in Quebec City, Paris and Tunis. In 2002, he joined the family business, Vitrerie Lévis, and served as president of the Lévis Chamber of Commerce in 2006-2007. After running for the mayoralty of Ancienne-Lorette in 2005, Christian became a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) for the riding of Lévis in 2007. He was named Official Opposition critic for the Treasury Board and Economic Development, and vice-chair of the Committee on Institutions and the Committee on Public Finance. He also served as vice-chair of the National Assembly’s delegation on relations with the United States. In 2009, Christian was one of three candidates to run for the leadership of theAction démocratique du Québec (ADQ), eventually serving as president and executive director of the party from 2010 to 2012. He played a key role in the merger of the ADQ and the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) and was subsequently named director of finance and eastern Quebec organizer for the CAQ. Christian has served on a number of boards and has been involved in organizations such as the Rotary Club, the University Club of Montreal, the Institut québécois d’affaires publiques and Forum Espace Public. He is chairman of the recruitment committee of the Québec Garrison Club and a Governor of Muscular Dystrophy Canada for the Quebec City area.
Valerie owned and ran Square One, an interior decorating business, from 1972 to the present. She was very involved with the fundraising community over the past 45 years and chaired several events for the Royal Victoria Hospital and the Cedars Breast Clinic. She is a proud Board Member of the Royal Victoria Hospital Foundation of the MUHC. She currently devotes most of her time to running ACT! For Canada, an organization dedicated to protecting our Country by speaking out in defense of our democratic values, our liberty and our security.
Vincent Geloso graduated from Montreal University in economics and politics in 2009. He currently attends the London School of Economics as a Ph.D student in Economic History on a fellowship from the Institute for Humane Studies. He has also received his M.sc in Economic History from the London School of Economics.
Previously, he was an economist at the Montreal Economic Institute where he still acts as an associate researcher. He has published numerous articles in The National Post, The Financial Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Gazette, La Presse, Cyberpresse, Le Québécois Libre and Perspectives.