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Jonathan Kalles


Jonathan (Jono) Kalles has spent over fifteen years working in federal, provincial and municipal government relations and public affairs while building relationships with key political and business stakeholders in Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa and across Canada.

Prior to joining McMillan Vantage, Jono served as Quebec advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. This followed two years as senior Quebec advisor to three federal ministers. He has been active in political campaigns in Quebec for over 25 years and was part of the Quebec war room for the 2019 Liberal Party of Canada Campaign team.

Jono is fully bilingual and has a keen understanding of the machinery of government and regulatory frameworks. His network includes elected and senior government officials from all political parties. He is known for his strategic approach to problem-solving, ability to adapt to different situations, communication skills and leadership.

Jono is a regular panelist on CBC’s Power & Politics and is also a contributor on CTV News and CJAD Radio in Montreal, as well as Radio-Canada in French. He has also served on a number of charitable and non-profit boards. Jono holds a BA in Political Science and History, and graduated with Common and Civil Law degrees from McGill University. He is also a member of the Quebec Bar and practiced corporate and commercial law in Montréal.

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