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 Pierre F. Côté, former chief electoral officer of Quebec (1978-1997). Mr. Côté started his career in 1960 as executive assistant to Quebec’s former minister of youth, Paul-Gérin Lajoie. After holding various positions in the Quebec government, he went into the municipal sector, working as a clerk for the Municipal Court in Quebec City. From 1978 to 1997, he was Quebec’s chief electoral officer. During his lifetime, Mr. Côté has received many honours including his appointment as Queen’s Counsel and Officer of the Ordre national du Québec, as well as being made Officer of the Ordre de la Pléiade, and named Knight of the Legion of Honour.
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.