Omar Samad

Tête à Tête

Omar Samad

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 Omar Samad, Afghanistan’s ambassador to Canada. Mr. Samad was appointed Afghanistan’s ambassador to Canada in 2004. Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, in 1961, he went to high school in Paris, London, and Kabul. Prior to his arrival in Canada, Mr. Samad was the spokesperson for Afghanistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and director general of several ministries for three years.


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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.