In this episode, Pierre Donais speaks with Dr Gilles Julien.
Dr. Gilles Julien earned his Doctorate in Medicine from Laval University in 1970 then completed a specialization in Pediatrics at the Université de Montréal in 1974. In the early 1990s, he chaired the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Health Committee of the Canadian Pediatric Society and was also a consultant in Albania for a World Bank project involving the organization of basic health services.
In 1997, Dr. Julien and some of his close partners from the disadvantaged Hochelaga-Maisonneuve neighbourhood, in Montreal’s east end, founded the Assistance d’enfants en difficulté centre. In 2009, he created the Fondation du Dr Julien, which aims to use social pediatrics to improve the lives and defend the rights of children from impoverished areas.
On September 16th, 2011, in Ottawa, Dr. Julien received the Order of Canada from the Right Honourable David Jonhston, Governor General of Canada.
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.