Karl Bélanger

President, Traxxion Strategies

Founding President of Traxxion Strategies, Karl Bélanger possesses 20 years of experience on Parliament Hill and in the spheres of the nation’s capital. During his political career, Karl served four successive NDP leaders, particularly as senior press secretary for Jack Layton and principal secretary for Thomas Mulcair.

After his tenure in office as leader of the NDP in 2016, Karl retired from active politics to become a consultant and political analyst. In addition to a daily column on Drainville PM on Cogeco’s 98.5 FM station in Montreal, he appears regularly on CTV’s Power Play and RDI’s Mordus de politique. He also publishes a column on Loonie Politics and contributes to L’Actualité.

Karl is also president of the Douglas-Coldwell Foundation, a charitable organization which has as mandate the promotion of education and research on social democracy in Canada.

@TraxxionStrat   traxxion.ca

09:00 — Election forecast 2019

Warren Kinsella
Allison Smith
Karl Bélanger

Simultaneous interpretation I Poinciana Ballroom

Let’s discuss what the leadup to the next federal election is likely to bring us. Will the Liberal government be re-elected? What will the main issues be? Will the political parties be able to fulfill their promises?