September 2016

Hot Topics, Cold Beer!

3:00pm-4:30pm | BATCH - 75 Victoria Street, Toronto

The EC presents, "Hot Topics-Cold Beer", a fast-paced and exciting discussion on today's hot-button issues. Join us for Happy Hour as our panel of Toronto's talking heads challenge each other on politics, pop culture, economics and more!

Online - $35
At Door - $40

- Drinks and appetizers will be provided -

- For information about accessibility, please email lapointe@economicclub.ca

Hot Topics, Cold Beer!

Jennifer Hollett

Head of News & Government
Twitter Canada

Jennifer Hollett

Jennifer Hollett is a smashup of digital, journalism, and politics. She is the head of News and Government at Twitter Canada.

An award-winning TV reporter and producer, Jennifer has over a decade of experience at CBC, CTV, and MuchMusic. She won a Canadian Online Publishing Award for her work hosting CBC’s G20 Street Level blog during the 2010 G20 Summit in Toronto, and was recognized by Amnesty International Canada with a 2009 Media Award for her CBC radio reporting from Israel and Palestine.

Jennifer also co-founded a startup and developed “Super PAC App,” which debuted #1 in its category in the App Store, helping make political TV ads more transparent, and was the federal NDP candidate in University-Rosedale here in Toronto. She has her Master in Public Administration from Harvard University.

Nick Kadysh

Head of Public Affairs
Red Bull Canada

Nick Kadysh

Arriving in Canada from Moscow in 1991, Nick Kadysh was focused on just one thing: becoming the best stunt pilot/race car driver/gourmet chef in the world. Luckily he went into Public Affairs instead.

With over a decade of experience in in government affairs, communications, and political discourse across Canada, Nick currently serves as Head of Public Affairs for Red Bull Canada. In this role he advises Red Bull on their interactions with all levels of the Canadian government, on their communication with the public, and (on at least one occasion) on the feasibility of flying a plane through the Jacques Cartier bridge.

Prior to his work with Red Bull, Nick served as an advisor to Tim Hudak in his role as Leader of the Official Opposition for Ontario between 2011 and 2013. Before that, Nick served as a political staffer in the Harper government. He has held senior roles in political campaigns across the country, and has served as Treasurer of the Board for Yonge-Dundas Square, Canada’s premier public space.

Nick holds an undergraduate degree from Queen’s University, and lives with his wife and daughter in Toronto – where he still does most of the cooking.

Scott Reid

CTV Political Commentator
Feschuk.Reid & Veritas Communications

Scott Reid

Scott Reid is a communications professional who brings more than twenty years experience in the design and execution of private and public sector communications strategies. From 1993 to 2006, Scott served in a variety of senior roles in the federal government including as Senior Advisor and Director of Communications to Prime Minister Paul Martin. Scott serves as an on-air political analyst for CTV News and Canada AM and is on-air host and contributor at Newstalk 1010AM in Toronto. He also writes a column on national politics for the Ottawa Citizen.

Supriya Dwivedi

Radio Host, Global News Radio, 640 Toronto
Political Analyst, CBC's Power & Politics

Supriya Dwivedi

Supriya Dwivedi is fluently trilingual in English, French and Hindi, so that means she can give you her (unsolicited) opinion in all three languages. Supriya graduated with a Bachelor of Science from McGill University, and upon completion she was accepted into both medical and law school. Much to the chagrin of her grandmother, Supriya opted to pursue the legal route at the Université de Montréal so she could finally use her argumentative powers for good.

Once equipped with both an LL.B. and a J.D., Supriya moved to Toronto and went on to work in the dark arts of government relations and strategic communications, dabbling in political commentary and strategy on the side.

When Supriya realized she could make a living by talking for hours on end, she made the move to host The Morning Show on Global News Radio 640 Toronto, and although that means waking up at an ungodly hour everyday she wouldn’t have it any other way.

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