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 Mauril Bélanger, Liberal MP for the riding of Ottawa–Vanier, in Ontario. Before entering politics, Mr. Bélanger held different positions both in the public and private sectors. In the early 1980s, he was he was an assistant to the late Jean-Luc Pépin. He worked as a registered investment advisor, and in the early 1990s was chief of staff for the chair of the Regional Municipality of Ottawa–Carleton, Peter Clark. Mr. Bélanger was first elected to the House of Commons as MP for Ottawa-Vanier in a by-election on February 13, 1995. Mauril Bélanger was subsequently re-elected in the 1997, 2000, 2004 and 2006 general elections.
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.