Join Canadian Club Toronto on October 17 when we host the most talked about podcast of Election 43 - The Herle Burly Election Panel LIVE
It will be an engaging evening of insights, observations and witticisms from three of Canada's smartest and most honest politicos.
The Herle Burly podcast has become the go-to destination to get a deep insider analysis on just what the hell is going on in Election 43.
David Herle, Jenni Byrne and Scott Reid bring years (decades really, maybe even a century, if you add it all up) of political strategy and campaign experience to their honest, no holds-barred conversations and stories.
For anyone who ever thought politics was boring stuff, The Herle Burly Election Panel will prove you wrong.
(There will also be drinks. And delicious bar snacks.)
Please note this venue is only accessible via two flights of stairs.
Owner, The Gandalf Group
David Herle has been around Liberal politics for a long time, starting as a kid in Saskatchewan organizing ridings for provincial leader Ralph Goodale in the early 80’s to working on campaigns with Paul Martin, Kathleen Wynne, Brian Gallant and many others. He commented on politics for ten years on CBC’s The National. He is known for strategic thinking, blunt talk, lifelong passions (Liberal Party, Riders, Habs, Hawkins Cheezies, Lemon Hart rum, and black licorice), and occasionally saying something he wished he could take back.
The Herle Burly was created as a platform for honest talk and respectful debate, in the midst of something fun and rambunctious. Starting in 2017, guests such as David Axelrod, Robbie Robertson, Thomas Frank and George Will have sparred with David about politics and culture.
Jenni Byrne was born and raised in Fenelon Falls, a small town in the Kawartha Lakes region of Ontario.
Byrne served as Director of Issues Management for Prime Minister Stephen Harper, as well as his Deputy Chief of Staff. She was the Conservative Party National Campaign Manager in 2011 & 2015. In 2011 she became the first woman in Canadian history to manage a winning national, majority election campaign.
In 2018 she was a key player on the Doug Ford campaign that swept his party to victory. She went on to serve as his Principal Secretary in the Premier’s Office. She has also worked as a consultant in the private sector, as well as serving on the Ontario Energy Board.
Scott Reid is a strategic communications professional who brings nearly twenty-five years of experience in the design and execution of public and private sector media strategies. He is particularly well known for helping to manage high profile crisis and issues management challenges for a variety of clients including corporate, consumer and litigation support.
From 1992 to 2006, Scott served in a series of senior roles in both Provincial and Federal Governments, most notably as Senior Advisor and Director of Communications to Prime Minister Paul Martin from 2003 to 2006. During this time, he was responsible for the development and execution of media and communications strategies for the Prime Minister and the federal cabinet.
In 2006, Scott helped found Feschuk.Reid, dedicated to the development of public affairs communications strategies and key services such as speechwriting for C-level executives in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. Feschuk.Reid works frequently with partners across the country in a variety of sectors with a particular specialty in corporate and financial sectors. Services that Scott regularly provides for clients in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors include: issues and crisis management, strategic communications planning, executive counsel, media training, speechwriting, media management counsel, message development and targeting and more.
Scott is one of the country’s best-known political commentators, having contributed regularly to the National Post, Toronto Star, Globe and Mail and others. He is a past co-anchor of CTV’s National Affairs and was a featured columnist in the Ottawa Citizen from 2012 to 2017. Currently, he serves as an on-air political analyst for CTV News and Newstalk 1010AM while writing on politics for CBC.ca, iPolitics and Maclean’s.
Scott is also a frequent lecturer and speaker on matters related to issues management and political communications. Since 2015 he has served as a Fellow at the Clayton Riddell School of Political Management at Carleton University.
Mr. Reid holds a B.A. (Honours) from Queens University and is the father of four boys.