Paul Martin and Michèle Audette

Conversations avec Esther Bégin

Paul Martin and Michèle Audette

What has the COVID-19 pandemic taught us about our society? What are the lessons learned? What major challenges will our post-COVID world face? How should these challenges be met? Former prime ministers and personalities from a variety of backgrounds share their thoughts and unique experiences with Esther Bégin in a series of interviews full of rich content and wisdom.

Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada and former finance minister, and Michèle Audette, former commissioner of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, are guests on “Conversations avec Esther Bégin-Réflexions sur la pandémie.”

About

Esther Bégin

Esther Bégin

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.