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André Turcotte

André Turcotte


121 King Street West

Suite 1810

Toronto, ON

M5H 3T9

T (416) 642-6440 M 416-931-9306

André Turcotte has more than twenty-five years of experience in public opinion and public affairs research. During that time, he conducted opinion research projects from varied perspectives. He began his career with the Gallup Organization and was given the opportunity to be the co-editor of the prestigious Gallup Report in Canada. He then became involved in political polling and provided strategic advice to leaders and parties at all levels of government in Canada. André has also provided public opinion research advice to many of Canada’s leading private sector firms as well as several government organizations. His advice is focused on integrating advanced quantitative and qualitative approaches to isolate key public opinion trends with the aim to implement specific actionable strategies. One of his important strengths is his broad experience in conducting hundreds of focus groups and elite interviews in both French and English. Most recently, he was the Head of Audience Research for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).

André Turcotte is Associate Professor at Carleton University’s School of Journalism and Communication. His lectures, publications and conference presentations focus on the latest applications in qualitative and quantitative research methods, strategic communications, political marketing and applied public opinion research. Between 2002 and 2015, he was the co-Director of the Carleton University Survey Centre where he was part of the Canadian team within the International Social Survey Programme (ISSP).

He has written several books including “Political Marketing Alchemy: The State of Opinion Research”, as well as “Dynasties and Interludes: Past and Present in Canadian Electoral Politics” and numerous book chapters and journal articles. A native of Montréal, André Turcotte holds a PhD in Political Behaviour from the University of Toronto.  He also holds a Masters in Public Policy Analysis from Concordia University. He is fluently bilingual in French and English.