David Heurtel is Counsel at Fasken. He advises clients in a wide range of issues including Environment, Energy, and Climate Change, ESG, Immigration, Government Relations and Public Relations.
He also lectures as Public Administration Scholar in Residence at Concordia University. Heurtel is a Political Analyst for CTV News Montreal, CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, CJAD 800 AM Montreal and 98,5FM Montréal. David was a member of the Quebec National Assembly representing the provincial riding of Viau from 2013 to 2018, serving in Quebec’s Liberal government in major roles, as Minister for Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change from 2014 to 2017 and as Minister of Immigration, Diversity and Inclusiveness from 2017 to 2018. Before entering politics, David was CEO of Montreal’s Olympic Park from 2011 to 2013.
He is Chairman of the Board of Ali et les Prince.sse.s de la Rue, a youth community organization, Board member of Écotech Québec, a cleantech economic cluster and of the Inlandsis Fund and is part of the Canadian Climate Governance Experts Program of the Canada Climate Law Initiative.