Atlas Network invites young professionals to join for our monthly Atlas Network Trendsetters series to hear from Michel Kelly-Gagnon, the president of the Montreal Economic Institute, on hot policy topics in Canada. He will speak about the war on Canadian oil and the role that left-leaning American foundations play in it. He will discuss the Keynesian economic policies of the federal government under their current prime minister, Justin Trudeau. And he will explain why neither right wing nor left wing populism is making headway in Canada, contrary to what is seen in the US and Europe.  

Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will run from 7:00 - 7:45 p.m.

Atlas Network Trendsetters started in NYC as part of Atlas Network’s mission to strengthen the worldwide freedom movement, bringing together like-minded individuals from 21-45 years old. Each month, Atlas Network Trendsetters holds events featuring experts from different regions around the world. Join us for our monthly open-bar gatherings around the city to network and learn about top trends in the global freedom movement.


Michel Kelly-Gagnon is the president of the Montreal Economic Institute. Early in his career he practiced law with Colas & Associates in Montreal.He was one of six people from Quebec honoured in Canada’s Top 40 Under 40™ 2008 awards. In 2010, the Canadian Minister of Industry appointed Mr. Kelly-Gagnon to the Board of Directors of the Canada Foundation for Innovation, an independent corporation which supports world-class research and technology development. He is also actively involved in the board of directors of the Manning Foundation and the John W. Dobson Foundation. He was president of the Quebec Employers Council until January 2009. He has a degree in law from the Université de Montréal. And he is a member of the pretigious Mont Pelerin Society.