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 Jacques P. Vallée, president of the board of CILS-FM 107.9 (Radio Victoria) in British Columbia. Trained as an astronomer, Mr. Vallée has been working at the Dominion Astrophysical Observatory in Saanich, B.C., since 1996. Since settling in Western Canada, he has been involved with many French-speaking organizations in Victoria including the Alliance Française de Victoria, the Association historique francophone de Victoria, the Société francophone de Victoria, and the Radio communautaire de Victoria. In this interview, Mr. Vallée speaks extensively about his community involvement and the role he played in establishing Victoria’s community radio station.
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.