His father was a newspaper tycoon in Quebec. Pierre Karl Péladeau followed in his father’s steps by creating one of Canada’s largest media companies. He ran Quebecor until he made an unforeseen jump into provincial politics. While he was leader of the Parti Québécois he hoped to make his dream of Quebec sovereignty a reality. Pierre Karl Péladeau tells Esther Bégin what motivated him to become a media mogul and then drop everything to launch a brief career in politics.
Esther joined CPAC in 2018 as the network’s French Anchor. She hosts L’Essentiel, a daily program that looks at the impact of federal policy decisions on the everyday lives of Canadians, specifically those in French-speaking communities.
A seasoned and accomplished communications professional, Esther has more than 25 years of experience in journalism and broadcasting. As anchor at LCN and TVA from 1997 to 2007 as well as TQS (currently known as V Télé) from July 2007 to May 2008, she has hosted hundreds of interviews with key decision makers in Quebec and Canada, including prime ministers and renowned business leaders in various sectors. She has also hosted decision day coverage in dozens of Quebec, Canadian and American elections.
More recently, she produced the documentary series Fièvre politique, which was broadcast on Télé-Québec and later honoured at the Prix Gémeaux in 2017. She has also worked as a journalist and correspondent for RDI and ICI Radio-Canada on Canada’s West Coast.