The Parliament of Canada has had its own poet since 2001. The Parliamentary Poet Laureate’s term lasts two years and alternates between a Francophone and an Anglophone. This person’s work does not entail transforming speeches by parliamentarians into verse but, rather, drawing Canadians’ attention to poetry and encouraging them to appreciate it.
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.
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.