Our Board


Adam Allouba


Adam Allouba was born and raised in Toronto but has lived for over 20 years in Montreal, where he has practiced business law since 2006. 

Adam attended McGill University, where he earned a B.A. in history and political science and an M.A. in political science and attended law school. He also chairs the board of the Institute for Liberal Studies.


Ken Azzopardi


Highly involved in volunteerism, Ken is former president of both the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO), and Regina’s Globe Theatre. Ken was also on the board of the World Taxpayers Association.

Born and raised in Brantford Ontario, Ken served 20 years with the RCMP.  His tenure included criminal intelligence, drug enforcement and major and commercial crime investigation. He then spent a number of years involved in provincial politics before working as the Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation from 1996 to 2009.

Highly involved in volunteerism, Ken is former president of both the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO), and Regina’s Globe Theatre.  Ken was also on the board of the World Taxpayers Association.  Other volunteer functions have included: co-chair of the RCMP Charity Ball, and many fundraising activities for the Regina Lions Band, Marlins Swim Club as well as the RSO and Globe Theatre.

Ken is presently retired, enjoys golf, travel and reading.


Adam Daifallah


Adam Daifallah is co-founder and the Managing Partner at HATLEY Strategy Advisors, a Montreal-based public affairs firm. Before co-founding HATLEY, Adam practiced law at the Montreal office of Norton Rose Fulbright (then Ogilvy Renault). Previously, he sat on the editorial board of the National Post in Toronto and was Washington, D.C. correspondent of The New York Sun. He is co-author of two books on Canadian politics.

In addition to being CTF Chairman, Adam is a director of the Montreal Cancer Institute and the Schmeelk Canada Foundation, a member of the Management Committee of the Mount Royal Club, and a member of the Advocacy Committee of the Quebec Chapter of the Institute of Corporate Directors. A passionate golfer, he serves as a director of Golf Canada and sits on its Heritage Services Committee. He is also a member of SCOREGolf Magazine’s Top 100 courses in Canada ranking panel. He is a fellow of the Montreal Economic Institute and of the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

He is a law graduate of Université Laval, has a BA (honours) in history and political studies from Queen’s University and was a Sauvé Scholar at McGill University. He is a member of the Quebec Bar.


Steven Muchnik


Born and raised in Ontario, Steven successfully founded and sold three businesses in manufacturing in perishable deli, frozen and shelf stable bakery categories.

He has an honours degree in political science from York University and is passionate about public policy and financial planning. Steven is an avid sports fan; both as a spectator and as a participant in recreational shinny, swimming and spinning.


Walter Robinson


Walter Robinson was was born and raised in Toronto and has lived for over 30 years in Ottawa where he earned an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Carleton University. His public affairs career has included progressive roles of leadership in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

 He has served as the Federal Director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, sought federal public office as a MP-candidate and participated as member of PM’s debate team twice, was the Chief of Staff to the Mayor of Ottawa, and presently works as a senior executive in the innovative pharmaceutical sector. Walter has been accorded several civic honours for his diverse record of community service which is punctuated by his passion for governance roles in health systems delivery and three decades of fundraising for leading-edge cancer research.


Tracy Johnson


Tracy Johnson has been an entrepreneur since she was 26 with her first business in Vancouver, B.C. in 1997. She expanded to having 5 restaurants in Edmonton, Calgary and the Turks and Caicos over the following 10 years. While there was an evolution of these businesses over the years, she has been keenly aware of the highs and lows – including hosting Alberta House at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Tracy’s interests have evolved from being operational to becoming a small business advocate fighting high taxes and government overregulation.

Tracy earned a BSc (Honours) in Food Science and Nutrition at the University of Western Ontario and went on to her MBA at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She is involved in several charities including hosting a yearly fundraiser for the Calgary Ronald MacDonald House.