Marlene Jennings

Tête à Tête

Marlene Jennings

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 Marlene Jennings, Liberal MP for the riding of Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Lachine, Quebec. Ms. Jennings was first elected to the House of Commons in June 1997, becoming the first black woman from Quebec to be elected to Parliament in the history of Confederation. Before entering politics, she worked in various positions in the public and private sectors. She was a member of the Quebec Police Commission (1988–1990) and deputy commissioner for police ethics for the province of Quebec (1990–1997).


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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.