Sheila Copps

Tête à Tête

Sheila Copps

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 Sheila Copps, a former federal Liberal cabinet minister. Ms. Copps began her professional life as a journalist. She got her start in politics working on the provincial political scene in Ontario. In 1981, she was elected as the Liberal MPP for the Ontario riding of Hamilton Centre. In 1984, she switched to federal politics and became the Liberal MP for the Hamilton East constituency.

She held different ministerial portfolios including Minister of the Environment and Canadian Heritage minister,and she was the first female deputy prime minister. Since leaving politics, she has returned to her former passion, journalism, and regularly writes columns for various Canadian daily newspapers.


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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.