Ed Broadbent

Tête à Tête

Ed Broadbent

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 former NDP leader Ed Broadbent. Mr. Broadbent was a prominent figure in Canadian federal politics for some fifteen years, including during his stint as NDP Leader from 1975 to 1989. As NDP Leader during the 1998 election, he managed to get 43 MPs elected, a record in his party’s history. In January 1990, Mr. Broadbent was appointed director of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development, a position he held for six years. In 1993, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 2001. In 2004, he returned to politics and was elected as MP for Ottawa Centre, Ont.


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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.