Ottawa's Festival of Ideas Since 1997

Chantal Hérbert

Chantal Hérbert
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Chantal Hérbert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L'Actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel "At Issue" on CBC's The National as well as Radio-Canada's Les Coulisses du pouvoir. Her first book is French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec. Hébert is a past recipient of the Hyman Solomon prize for excellence in journalism and public policy.

Jean Lapierre is a political commentator for CTV and TVA television networks. He has a daily commentary on the Cogeco radio stations and on CJAD Montreal. In his previous life as a Member of Parliament he served in John Turner's and Paul Martin's Liberal cabinets. In between he was a founding member of the Bloc Québécois.

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