In this episode, Pierre Donais speaks with Hélène Laverdière, NDP MP for the Quebec riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie.
Hélène Laverdière was elected as the NDP MP for the Quebec riding of Laurier—Sainte-Marie on May 2, 2011, defeating Bloc Quebécois leader, Gilles Duceppe, who had held that seat since 1990.
Born in 1955, Ms. Laverdière earned a Doctorate in Sociology from the University of Bath, in the U.K. Before launching her political career, she had worked as a sociology professor at Laval University and as a diplomat for the Department of Foreign Affairs. Her diplomatic postings took her to Washington, Dakar and Santiago.
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.