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Adam Daifallah Bio notes
Written by Diana Thebaud Nicholson // February 16, 2008 // Adam Daifallah, Contributors // Comments Off on Adam Daifallah Bio notes
Adam Daifallah is a Canadian author and journalist and a dedicated blogger. A native of Peterborough, Ontario, he is currently studying law at Laval University in Québec City, where he is the recipient of the Richard J. Schmeelk scholarship. Adam is a graduate of Queen’s University (Class of ’02) with a BA (Hons.) in history and political studies.
Adam was a member of the editorial board at the National Post in Toronto, as well as the newspaper’s curling columnist, from 2003 to 2005. [ He is a former provincial champion junior golfer and curler.] Previously, he was a Washington correspondent of The New York Sun, where he covered everything from Iraqi opposition groups to the American labor movement to the Masters golf championship. He reported from post-war Iraq in May 2003. For the 2004-2005 school year, he was on fellowship at McGill University in Montreal as a Sauvé Scholar. He is currently Quebec columnist for The Curling News and a writer of freelance articles and book reviews.
Adam’s second book, Rescuing Canada’s Right: Blueprint for a Conservative Revolution (with Tasha Kheiriddin), was published in November, 2005. Called “the most forward-thinking book on Canadian conservatism in more than a generation” by the Toronto Sun, it became a best-seller in February, 2006. His first book, Gritlock: Are the Liberals in Forever?, (with Peter G. White), was released in November, 2001. He has worked as a researcher on several books including Lord (Conrad) Black’s The Invincible Quest: The Life of Richard Milhous Nixon and Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Champion of Freedom, as well as The Right Man: The Surprise Presidency of George W. Bush by David Frum.
Adam won first prize in the Institute for Humane Studies’ 2002-2003 Felix Morley Journalism Competition for young writers, whose past winners include Jonathan Karl of ABC News, James Taranto of The Wall Street Journal and Canadian physician and writer David Gratzer. He was a finalist in the 2001 Magna “As Prime Minister” Awards contest, winning $10,000 and a four-month, paid internship at Magna International, Inc.
Adam’s writing career began with a weekly column in the Peterborough Examiner, which ran from 1998 to 2000. His articles and reviews have been published in the National Post, The Globe and Mail, La Presse, Saturday Night magazine, National Review Online, The American Spectator, the Calgary Herald, the Ottawa Citizen, the Montreal Gazette, the Hamilton Spectator and a number of other publications, both online and in print.
He has been a guest on many public affairs programs on both radio and television, including: Global Sunday, the Fox News Channel, CBC Newsworld’s Politics with Don Newman and CBC Sunday, CBC Radio’s Cross-Country Checkup and The Current, and Michael Coren Live.
Before becoming a journalist, Adam was active in student and party politics at the local, provincial and national levels. He was president of the Ontario Progressive Conservative Campus Association, the campus affiliate of the Ontario Tories, for the 2001-2002 school year, and policy director of the PC Youth Federation of Canada from 1998 to 2000.
Adam is currently a member of the board of directors of the foundation of the Naval Museum of Québec.