Our Story

The evolution of live journalism.  Sixth Estate brings issues that affect Canadians to life.  We assemble thought leaders around compelling issues before our live in-person broadcast audience of Canada’s most influential stakeholders from government and business.

Discussions, conferences and events are moderated by renowned journalists and deliver engaging perspectives with the input of audiences that participate in the discussions using our interactive technology.  Further, each event is broadcast live to an extended audience via Facebook Live.  Our journalists may tell the story but it is you who shape it.

Founded in late 2016, Sixth Estate began by producing live journalism events under licence from iPolitics under the  iPoliticsLive brand. The company  produced over thirty live journalism events within the first year alone in Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.  Today the Sixth Estate produces Before the Bell,  a news magazine event series that focuses on business, government and the economy under the Sixth Estate brand.


The Sixth Estate team is made up of professional journalists and communications experts who have a solid inside understanding of government, business and journalism.  With over 100 years of combined experience our team contributes regularly to iPolitics, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, CPAC, News 1310, Policy Magazine among others.

Andrew Beattie, co-founder & president 613-232-1130 ext 101

Andrew is a co-founder and President of Sixth Estate and Executive Producer of Before the Bell.  Andrew has an extensive government and business background having worked in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg and Houston.  Previously, he served as Vice-President, Events with The Hill Times and Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Business Development with the Ottawa Convention Centre.  He holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Guelph and is the father of two wonderful sons Nic and Alex. Andrew can be reached by email abeattie@SixthEstate.ca.


Todd Charlebois, vice-president and executive producer 613-232-1130 ext 102

Todd is vice-president and serves as executive producer for a number of Sixth Estate events.  Todd has over 30 years experience in association management and communications having worked with associations across North America. Previously he also worked in a senior management role for a Quebec government agency while serving as Director of Sales & Marketing with Palais des Congres de Montreal through its expansion.  He is fluent in English and French and is the loving father of two grown children. Todd can be reached by email at tcharlebois@SixthEstate.ca.


Bruce Libbos, associate producer logistics & production 613-232-1130 ext 105

Bruce is associate producer, logistics and production.  Dynamic, outside the box thinker with over ten years of marketing, sales, entertainment industry and entrepreneurial experience. Specializing in event management and business development that uses creative flair and energetic persistence to drive concepts to completion. Bruce completed the post graduate certificate program in event management from Algonquin College and when not producing events continues to write and produce music.




Barbara Balfour

Catherine Clark

Susan Delacourt

Dale Smith