Svend Robinson (Part 1 of 2)

Tête à Tête

Svend Robinson (Part 1 of 2)

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 Svend Robinson, the former NDP MP for Burnaby, B.C. Mr. Robinson represented the constituents of Burnaby for almost twenty-five years. An NDP MP from 1979 to 2004, he spent his entire political career advocating left-wing ideals and fighting for gay rights. In 1990, he received the Ordre de la Pléiade in recognition of his support for Francophone rights. In 1995, Mr. Robinson became the first recipient of the Edith-Adamson Award, which is given to persons who have shown courage in defending their opinions on issues of conscience.


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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.