Karine Fortin

Senior Advisor

Karine has more than 15 years of experience in communications and content management. Our clients benefit from her knowledge of the federal political apparatus and its influencers, as well as from her expertise in complex issues management and in strategic communications. She is known as a sharp analyst and as a skilled writer in both English and French.

Before joining Octane Strategies, Karine held senior management positions in federal politics where she honed her skills in human resources management, financial management and crisis management.

She previously was a national reporter at Le Devoir and The Canadian Press for a decade. She covered national and provincial politics, as well as business news in Montreal. She was also the editor of Le Trente, a monthly magazine published by the Quebec Federation of Professional Journalists. Karine has studied History, Literature and Philosophy at Concordia University’s Liberal Arts College. She holds a Graduate Diploma in International Journalism from Université Laval and City University (London, UK).

Karine was Treasurer of the Parliamentary Press Gallery and a sat on the board of the Association des journalistes indépendants du Québec (AJIQ). She volunteers for the Breakfast Club.