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.
The CRDICA’s management team took part in RTCOMM’s spokesperson What a day! The thorough understanding that Mr. Thibault and his team had of the health and social services network ensured that the information they provided truly fit with our reality.
Dominique Paquette, Director – CRDI-CA
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
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 has always been quick to understand the challenges we face in our industry and “deliver the goods” in a fair, efficient, and timely manner. What sets the RTCOMM team apart is their energy and creativity, which have made it possible for us to tackle a number of innovative projects crucial to the future of our organization.
Josée Noreau, President and CEO - SOGIQUE