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CPAC’s Le saviez-vous? shorts chronicle some of the extraordinary elements of Canadian history, politics and culture. From landmarks and historical events to unique individuals and institutions, Le saviez-vous? sheds a spotlight on our shared Canadian heritage.



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About Danielle Young

About Danielle Young

Danielle joined CPAC in 2007. With 24 years’ experience, Danielle is a versatile journalism professional working in various capacities on our French-language team including as documentary filmmaker, producer and parliamentary correspondent on the Hill. Prior to joining CPAC, Danielle served as a news director with RNC média, in Gatineau (CHOT and CFGS), assignment editor at TVA Montréal, and as a reporter and bureau chief with CHOT-TV.

About Philippe Murat

About Philippe Murat

Philippe Murat is a veteran of political reporting. He was legislative reporter for Radio-Canada in Victoria for seven years and for L’Acadie Nouvelle in Fredericton for three years. He has worked as a regional correspondent for Radio-Canada International in Halifax and Toronto. Moreover, he has covered provincial and federal elections and referendums in eight provinces and one territory, as well as the May 2000 parliamentary elections in Haiti. Philippe has reported from the Hibernia oil platform, off the coast of Newfoundland, aboard the frigate HMCS Ville de Québec and from Alaska during the 2007 Pacific North West Economic Region Summit in Anchorage, Alaska.

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