The tension continues to escalate in Ukraine, where Russia has sent troops to the province of Crimea, a move that has drawn strong criticism from all G7 countries. Canada has recalled its ambassador to Russia, and Prime Minister Stephen Harper reiterated his support for a new government in a telephone call to his Ukrainian counterpart. Pierre Donais analyzes this situation with Professor Jabeur Fathally. Pierre also discusses the day’s events with MPs Jacques Gourde (Conservative Party), Lysane Blanchette-Lamothe (NDP) and John McCallum (Liberal Party). Meanwhile, Canada’s Official Languages Commissioner, Graham Fraser, discusses the problems faced by people seeking legal services in both official languages.
Drawing on four decades of radio and TV experience, Pierre has a reputation for being as personable as he is astute. He joined CPAC in 2003 to host Revue Politique, a nightly review of the day’s politics for Francophone viewers. He also delves into the personal with guests on Tête à Tête. A former anchor and journalist at TQS and Télémédia CIMF-FM in Outaouais, Pierre also served as radio host and station manager. He has recently completed his Master’s degree in law at the University of Ottawa.