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 -
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Head of News & Government
Her career began in the late ‘90s when digital wasn’t yet called digital at Sony Music Canada, where she became the company’s youngest manager, developing new media strategies for the label’s top artists. Jennifer recently 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.
An award-winning TV reporter and producer, Jennifer has over a decade of experience at CBC, CTV and MuchMusic covering stories across Canada and around the world. 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 was the 2015 federal NDP candidate in University-Rosedale, one of the country’s top races to watch. She studied public policy at Harvard University, obtaining her MPA, and was the digital director on Olivia Chow's 2014 Toronto mayoral campaign. Driven by a passion for social justice, she has worked with Journalists for Human Rights, CARE Canada, and Plan Canada. She is a strong advocate for women’s and girls’ rights, and has moderated the G(irls)20 Summit in Toronto, Paris, Mexico City, Moscow, and Sydney.
Jennifer is an Atkinson Associate, Broadbent Institute leadership fellow, and regular contributor to Newstalk 1010, CTV Power Play, and Huffington Post. She combines digital consultation with sessional teaching at Harvard.
Head of Public Affairs
Red Bull Canada
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.
CTV Political Commentator
Feschuk.Reid & Veritas Communications
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.
Government Relations Consultant & Political Commentator
Supriya is fluently trilingual in English, French and Hindi, so that means she can give you her (unsolicited) opinion in all three languages. Being the good Indian girl that she is, 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 parents, Supriya opted to pursue the legal route at the Université de Montréal so she could finally use her argumentative powers for good.
Her work in government relations and public affairs is largely focused on providing strategic counsel to both international and Canadian clients on public affairs campaigns at all three levels of government, maintaining and building stakeholder relationships, as well as assessing the policy implications of legislation within the Canadian regulatory framework.
As a regular political analyst on CBC's Power & Politics and a columnist for Postmedia, Supriya is a natural and effective communicator. Her political insight has been sought out by a myriad of outlets, including: CNN, Al Jazeera, and Le Monde, among others. But her parents still tell their friends she’s in her 4th year of medical school.