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 Simon Noël, a judge on Canada’s Federal Court. Mr. Noël studied at the University of Ottawa and was admitted to the Quebec Bar in 1975. He has worked in different capacities as a lawyer including as counsel for the Royal Commission of Inquiry into Certain Activities of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (the McDonald Commission, 1979–1981) and co-chief prosecutor for the Commission of Inquiry into the Deployment of Canadian Forces to Somalia (1995–1997). Moreover, for fifteen years, he was a legal advisor to the Security Intelligence Review Committee. Mr. Noël has been a judge on Canada’s Federal Court since the date of the passage of the Courts Administration Service Act on July 2, 2003.
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.