In this episode, Pierre Donais interviews Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet. Marjolaine Boutin-Sweet was born in 1956, in Abitibi. Since May 2, 2011, she has been the NDP Member of Parliament for the Montreal-area riding of Hochelaga. To win that seat, she defeated the incumbent Bloc Quebecois MP and former PQ cabinet minister Daniel Paillé by almost 8,000 votes. Ms. Boutin-Sweet has a Master’s in Anthropology, and among the jobs she held before getting involved in politics were teaching at the University of Alberta, working as a guide at a museum in Montreal and as a labour activist.
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.