In this episode, Pierre Donais welcomes Jean-Pierre Charbonneau.
Jean-Pierre Charbonneau was born on January 3, 1950 in Saint-Eustache, Quebec. Trained as a criminologist, he was a crime reporter for the daily Le devoir from 1971 to 1976. He entered Quebec provincial politics as a member of the Parti Québécois, and this capacity, he was elected MNA for Verchères et Borduas from 1976 to 1989 and from 1994 to 2006.
He also served as speaker of the provincial legislative assembly of Quebec from 1996 to 2002 and was a minister from 2002 to 2003. Since then, he has worked as a political analyst on the CBC’s French-language television network, an author, and speaker.
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.