Speakers



Mr. Renaud Brossard

Quebec Director - Canadian Taxpayers Federation

A recent graduate of the School of Management Sciences (ESG) at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Renaud has always been passionate about politics. He was eighteen when he started to get involved. Quickly, he left partisan politics, preferring to get involved to advance his ideas, rather than elect a stranger.

That's why he got involved in Generation Screwed, first as Campus Coordinator at UQAM, then as Executive Director of the movement. With this movement, he fought to mobilize youth across the country against government deficits and debt, two of the biggest issues in his generation when we look at the aging of the population, and the lack of vision of our politicians when it comes time to make decisions that will impact after their mandates.

Renaud is passionate about issues related to economic development, government efficiency and freedom of commerce. It was this passion that motivated him to get involved with the CTF a few years ago and that's why he continues to get involved.


Mr. André Valiquette

Public Relations Advisor

André Valiquette was born in Victoriaville in 1954. After a bacc. in political science and a master's in Canadian history at UQAM, he was a journalist for Radio-Canada and then continued his career in academia, where he was responsible for media relations and speechwriter.

From 2007 to 2009, he was Director of Communications at the Montreal Economic Institute (IEDM-MEI), an influential Liberal think tank in Quebec and Canada.
He was then editor of the Quebec Society of Public Relations Professionals magazine. He received the Gold Medal from the Canadian Public Relations Society in 2011 in the area of ​​writing.

He has published in recent months several texts supporting the People's Party of Canada in La Presse and is currently president of the NDG-Westmount Association of that party.
André has strengthened his personal development with Landmark Education.

His hobby? Apart from politics, Argentine tango!


Mr. Marc Bellemare

Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec

Mr. Marc Bellemare is sworn in as a lawyer in 1979, having completed his law studies at the Université de Montréal in May 1978 and his law school education in Quebec City in May 1979. He has since practiced in the area of ​​employment law related to social and accident assistance schemes. In the early 1980s, he became a pioneer in becoming the first Quebec lawyer to devote his entire practice to the exclusive service of victims.

Marc Bellemare was Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Quebec in 2003-2004. He was also minister responsible for professional laws.

In 2009, he received the honorary mention Advocatus Emeritus from the Barreau du Québec for his significant contribution to the advancement of the profession, the excellence of his professional career and his influence in social and community circles.

In April 2010, he publicly supported the idea of ​​a commission of inquiry into corruption and the financing of political parties in Quebec. He then denounced the involvement of fundraisers of the Quebec's Liberal Party in the process of appointment of judges and testified to that effect before the commission of the same name in August 2010.

In February 2012, Mr. Bellemare presented a brief to the Justice Senate Committee to support Bill C-10, which includes tougher sentences for sexual predators and drug traffickers.


Mr. Éric Tetrault

Project Manager - Questerre Energy (Quebec)

Éric Tetrault is in charge of Questerre's clean gas project in Quebec. He is currently working on developing a vast support for the project in Quebec in the municipal and agricultural world as well as in the clean technology industry.

Eric was previously President of Quebec Manufacturers and Exporters, the association representing Quebec manufacturers. As the chief spokesperson for business associations in the public and the media, he had made free trade, innovation and labor shortage his priorities. He was also vice-president in Quebec of ArcelorMittal, the mining and steel producer.

Mr. Tetrault has gained a lot of political experience in his 15 years as an advisor. He worked with mayors and ministers at the federal and provincial levels and coordinated communication at the office of Premier Jean Charest.

Eric is a journalist by training and has worked as a political columnist for The Canadian Press in its infancy.

He is married and has two children.


Mr. Éric Duhaime

Radio host at FM93-Québec, author and political and economic columnist

Détenteur d’un baccalauréat en science politique et d’une maîtrise en administration publique. Ex-conseiller politique à la Chambre des communes pour Stockwell Day (Alliance canadienne) et Gilles Duceppe (Bloc Québécois) et à l'Assemblée nationale pour Mario Dumont (Action démocratique du Québec).

Éric Duhaime anime l'émission « Le retour d’Eric Duhaime » au FM93 à Québec, du lundi au vendredi, de 14h à 16h. Il est aussi chroniqueur dans les médias du Québec et du Canada.

Il a publié quatre best-sellers, L'État contre les jeunes (2012), Libérez-nous des syndicats (2013), La SAQ pousse le bouchon (2014) et La fin de l’homosexualité et le dernier gay (2017).