Having earned a BA in journalism and information from Université Laval, Donald Charette has developed a broad background in provincial and federal politics over the course of his career. As a journalist at La Presse canadienne, he was parliamentary correspondent at the Chamber of Commons in Ottawa from 1977 to 1989, then at the Québec National Assembly before becoming political, regional and translation bureau chief for Montreal and bureau chief for Quebec City. His rigour and sharp analyses of political and social issues make him a journalist whose opinions are highly solicited. From 1989 to 1999, he worked at Le Soleil, then at the Journal de Québec until 2011. Always in the thick of news reporting for these two dailies, Donald Charette has been successively political bureau chief at the National Assembly, president of the Parliamentary Press Gallery, news editor in charge of some one hundred journalists, news director and political bureau chief for Quebec City, Ottawa and the municipal sector. He is also in charge of a political blog for the Journal de Québec and Canoë and has an enviable position as political blogger for the reputed Huffington Post Québec. Donald Charette also writes for Magazine Prestige. A recent collaborator with RTCOMM, Donald Charette brings our clientele his political vision and exceptional knowledge of Quebec City’s municipal milieu.
Our business relations with RTCOMM have been extremely positive over the past several years. Whether in terms of strategic positioning, training or consulting, their services have always met our expectations. We have built special ties with RTCOMM that go well beyond mere client relations; they have taken the time to really get to know us.
Maxime Laviolette, General Manager, Dessercom
RTCOMM has been of great help to the Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux. Their consultants worked closely with Régie managers on major files, and they shared their expertise through training programs that were perfectly adapted to our needs. Doing business with RTCOMM has made us better communicators. What more could you ask for?
Réjean Thériault, Communications Director, Régie des alcools, des courses et des jeux (RACJ)
RTCOMM was the firm called for all communication-related tasks, including spokesperson training, media relations, strategic planning, and crisis management. Organizers were extremely satisfied with RTCOMM, both for the quality of the professionals assigned to the Congress as well as for their ability to draw on lessons learned from past similar experience.
Jean-Louis Kérouac, F. Eng., M.Sc, Secretary General - XII World Forestry
Since our relationship began, we have been fortunate to benefit from RTCOMM’s main areas of expertise: strategic positioning, crisis management, and spokesperson training. Though their team has a knack for dealing with the unexpected—which is a valuable asset for a fast-growing company such as ours—we have always felt that nothing unexpected would ever occur because of their ability to keep one step ahead of events.
Johane Boucher-Champagne President and Chief Executive Officer - Anapharm
I loved RTCOMM’s course on crisis management. The workshop really alerted me fact that a crisis always happens when you least expect it and disrupts a business. So it’s crucial to be prepared in order to deal with it as calmly as possible. This is what RTCOMM’s crisis management course with a round table simulation showed us.
Daniel Lavallée, Administrative Director, Risk Assessment and Compliance – Caisse Desjardins Granby-Haute-Yamaska