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 Guy Chevrette, a former Parti Québécois minister (1982–2002).
Trained as a teacher, Mr. Chevrette quickly developed an interest in the union movement and became senior vice-president of the Centrale de l’enseignement du Québec in 1974. In 1974, Prime Minister Robert Bourassa created the Cliche Commission, a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Union Freedom as it was being exercised in the construction industry. Former Quebec Premier Lucien Bouchard and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney were also members of this commission. In 1976, Mr. Chevrette was elected as the PQ MP for the riding of Joliette. By the time he left politics, Mr. Chevrette had held up to five ministerial portfolios during his political career.
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.