Hugues Théorêt

Senior Associate

Hugues Théorêt is a bilingual Senior Associate based in our Ottawa office. He most recently worked as a consultant for PCH at the Canada 150 Federal Secretariat, and prior to that spent 10 years serving as a senior advisor in intergovernmental affairs for the Quebec Government Office in Ottawa. He also worked on Parliament Hill in media relations and as a senior advisor in parliamentary affairs. Earlier in his career, Hugues was a journalist for a bilingual newspaper in Quebec. He has a wealth of understanding and experience in government affairs, media relations and federal politics.

Hugues holds a PhD in history from the University of Ottawa. He is also a part-time professor and an author; winning the 2018 Vine Awards for Canadian Jewish Literature (category: History) and the 2014 Canada Prize in the Social Sciences (French).

Nanaimo-Lady Smith By-Election: Analysis & Implications for Election 2019
This By-Election provides insights on the relative strengths of key Federal Parties and key electoral issues come the fall. With this in mind, Sussex provides this analysis of the By-Election and its implications.
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Report & Analysis | Quebec 2019 Budget: "Your Priorities, Your Budget"
Quebec Finance Minister, Éric Girard, presented his first budget to the National Assembly on Thursday, March 21 since the election of the Coalition Avenir Québec (CAQ) government last October.
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Report & Analysis | Federal Government 2019 Budget: "Investing in the Middle Class"
Finance Minister Bill Morneau today released the federal government’s 2019 Budget in the House of Commons. Titled Investing in the Middle Class, the plan is designed to position the Liberal government ahead of the election currently scheduled for October 21, 2019.
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The Federal Cabinet Shuffle
With the next Federal Election now only 10 months away, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shuffled his cabinet this morning to deal with the sudden departure of Nova Scotia MP Scott Brison.
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Federal Government Fall Economic Statement Analysis
Finance Minister Bill Morneau today released the federal government’s Fall Economic Statement (FES) in the House of Commons. Titled Investing in Middle Class Jobs, the plan is designed to shore up Canadian economic confidence in the face of a strained trade relationship with the United States and a gradual shift from a resource-based economy to one based on the Liberal government’s clean-growth model of innovation, technology and services. It also continues the Government’s focus on growing the middle class.
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What you need to know about the new NAFTA Agreement (USMCA)
Mere hours before a US-Mexico imposed deadline for ratification and after 13 months of intense, exhaustive and at times combative negotiations, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced shortly before midnight last evening the completion of the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), now titled the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) which covers $1.2 Trillion in annual trade.
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Parliamentary Secretary Shuffle completes Trudeau’s personnel shakeup ahead of Fall Session
‍Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced this morning substantial changes to the roster of Parliamentary Secretaries and the House leadership team ahead of the Fall Session of the House of Commons slated to begin on September 17th.
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Quebec Budget 2018
Quebec Finance Minister Carlos Leitão tabled Tuesday his last budget in the National Assembly ahead of the October provincial election.
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Plain Packaging Among Proposed Federal Cannabis Regulations
Today, Health Canada released a summary report that summarizes feedback it received from its 60-day cannabis regulatory consultations. The report provides details on two key elements of the proposed regulations: the requirements for packaging and labelling of cannabis products and the definitions of micro-scale licences.
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2018 Federal Budget Overview
Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the Trudeau Government’s third budget in the House of Commons yesterday afternoon with an emphasis on science, gender equality and preparing Canadians for the jobs of the future. Budget 2018 titled “Equality + Growth for a Strong Middle Class,” continues a number of the Trudeau Government’s stated goals on gender parity, reconciliation and enhancement of the Canada Child Benefit. “It is a plan that puts people first – that invests in Canadians and in the things that matter most to them” said Morneau in his address.
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