Public lecture with Harold Fortin and David Heurtel
The Department of Political Science presents Harold Fortin, BComm 2005, who was the communications director and spokesperson for the Premier of Quebec from 2014 to 2017, and the director of international and Canadian relations for the Premier of Quebec from 2017 to 2018.
He will be in discussion with David Heurtel, Public Administration Scholar in Residence in the Department of Political Science, former Quebec Minister for Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness from 2017 to 2018, and former Quebec Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change from 2014 to 2017. Heurtel is currently a counsel at Fasken.
About Harold Fortin
Harold Fortin completed his Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing at Concordia’s John Molson School of Business. During his university studies, he played football for the Stingers for a season before getting involved in the Commerce and Administration Student Association. He was the chair of the organizing committee for the first John Molson Undergraduate Case Competition — formerly known as the Undergraduate National Case Competition.
Today, Fortin has nearly 15 years of experience managing complex and varied issues in provincial politics. Between 2004 and 2012, he held various positions in seven ministerial offices of the Government of Quebec, including policy advisor, press secretary, and assistant chief of staff. In 2012, he joined Philippe Couillard's leadership campaign for the Quebec Liberal Party doing media relations.
Following the 2014 general election, he worked in the Office of the Premier of Quebec as the director of communications and spokesperson for the Premier and later as the director of international relations and Canadian relations for Premier Philippe Couillard.