The Revue Politique “Tête à Tête” series delves into the lives of newsmakers, movers and shakers. In these in-depth and personal conversations, Pierre Donais sits down with guests to discuss their life experiences and to reveal what drives them today.
In this episode, Pierre speaks with Jean Pelletier, former chief of staff to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien. Mr. Pelletier discusses projects he undertook during his time as mayor of Quebec City (1977–1989), including improvements to the city’s rail transit system and his work to designate the city’s Lower Town area as a UNESCO world heritage site.
He also reflects on the 1995 Quebec sovereignty referendum and his testimony before the Gomery Commission, which investigated federal sponsorship activities undertaken by Mr. Chretien’s government.
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.