Lise Bacon

Tête à Tête

Lise Bacon

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 Liberal senator Lise Bacon. Ms. Bacon was first elected Member of the Quebec National Assembly (MNA) for the constituency of Bourassa in the 1973 Quebec provincial elections.

She was minister of state for social affairs from 1973 to 1975, minister of consumers, co-operatives and financial institutions and minister of immigration from 1975 to 1976. In December 1985, she was appointed deputy premier, minister of cultural affairs, and minister responsible for the Bureau of Human Resources, the Public Service Commission, and the Application of the Charter of the French Language, and became a member of the provincial Treasury Board. In 1988, she was appointed minister of the environment, in addition to her duties as deputy premier and minister of cultural affairs.

She left provincial politics on January 11, 1994, and was appointed to the Senate of Canada on September 15 of that same year.


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Pierre Donais

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.