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Matt Fisher

Matthew Fisher, a reporter with CanWest News Services, traveled from Kuwait to Baghdad with the 1st Marine Division, which was involved in three battles, including a firefight in which about 300 Iraqis were killed. He also recently spent seven weeks in Afghanistan with the Canadian Battle Group and covered the mine strike that killed two Canadians. During his career, Mr. Fisher has worked in 153 countries and covered 29 wars and conflicts. He has been a freelance sports journalist and author; he has worked for the Globe and Mail, Sun Media, the National Post and Southam and has traveled widely throughout Europe, Africa, Australia and the Middle East.

Steven Edwards

Steven Edwards is a Canwest News correspondent in New York.

Mike Blanchfield

Mike Blanchfield is an Ottawa Citizen reporter. He covered the aftermath of the September 11 attacks from Halifax, N.S., Portland, Me., Boston, Washington, New York City, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates, and northern and central Afghanistan.

Calgary Herald

Lucia Corbella

Lucia Corbella has worked for daily newspapers for more than 20 years and is currently the Calgary Herald’s Editorial Page Editor. She started her journalism career in 1986 at The Province newspaper in Vancouver while still a journalism student at Vancouver Community College. For the past year, Lucia has served as a volunteer board member of the Calgary-based not-for-profit organization, Lifeline Malawi, which provides life-saving medical care to the people of that impoverished South African country.

Calgary Sun

Bill Kaufmann

Bill Kaufmann is a regular columnist for the Calgary Sun.

CBC News

Peter Armstrong

Peter Armstrong is CBC TV’s Middle East correspondent based in Jerusalem. He has covered stories across the region, reporting from Gaza, Lebanon and Israel. In his decade-long career as a journalist, Armstrong has reported across Canada and from Texas to Kandahar. He speaks French and English and is studying Arabic.

Margaret Evans – Middle East Correspondent

Margaret Evans is the Middle East Correspondent for CBC Radio News and travels extensively through the region covering both the Arab world and the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. A native of Edmonton, Evans spent several years covering Europe and its conflicts from her posts in London and Brussels.

Nahlah Ayed – News Corespondent in Beirut

Nahlah Ayed is CBC Television’s news correspondent in Beirut. She joined in Nov. 2002, and moved to Jordan, then immediately to Iraq, for the lead-up to the war. She covered the fall of Baghdad, and made the overland trip back several times over the next year to cover the war’s aftermath for both TV and radio. Nahlah is an award-winning former parliamentary correspondent for The Canadian Press who also covered the war in Afghanistan.

Irris Makler – Reporter

Irris Makler is an award winning Australian broadcast journalist. For the past 8 years, she has been a foreign correspondent based in Moscow and then Jerusalem, covering breaking news as well as feature stories for TV radio and print outlets all over the world. She has reported from war zones in Afghanistan, Iraq as well as Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Irris was one of the first journalists into Afghanistan after the 9-11 attacks in 2001. She wrote a book about her time covering this war, focusing on her special access to the stories of the women of Afghanistan.

Neil MacDonald

A 19-year veteran of CBC Television News, Neil Macdonald is currently The National’s Washington correspondent. Macdonald joined CBC News in 1988. He was initially assigned to Parliament Hill, where, between Southam newspapers and The National, he would spend a combined total of a decade covering Parliament, reporting on five federal elections, and covering six prime ministers. Macdonald then reported from the Middle East for five years. Macdonald took up his post in Washington in March 2003. He speaks English and French fluently, and Arabic conversationally.

Rex Murphy

Rex Murphy was born and raised in St. John’s, Newfoundland, where he graduated from Memorial University. In 1968, Murphy, a Rhodes Scholar, went to Oxford University (along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton). Back in Newfoundland he was soon established as a quick-witted and accomplished writer, broadcaster and teacher. Murphy gained an insider’s view of the political scene when he worked as the executive assistant to the leader of the Liberal Party of Newfoundland. To get an even closer taste of politics, Murphy ran twice for office in provincial elections and lost both times. He has worked extensively with CBC and from Newfoundland, he has contributed many items on current affairs issues. He contributes a weekly essay to The National, dealing with topics as diverse as the Royal Family, smoking and Quebec politics. Murphy is the regular host of CBC Radio’s Cross Country Checkup and commentator on Definitely Not the Opera. Murphy has won several national and provincial broadcasting awards.

Peter Mansbridge

Peter Mansbridge is the Chief Correspondent of CBC News. He anchors CBC’s flagship nightly news program, The National, and all CBC News specials. He is also host of CBC Newsworld’s Mansbridge: One on One. Mansbridge began his career in 1968 in Churchill, Manitoba where he helped develop CBC Radio’s news service to northern Canada. In 1971, he moved to Winnipeg as a reporter for CBC Radio, and in 1972, joined CBC Television. He became The National’s reporter in Saskatchewan in 1975, and, in 1976, was named one of the program’s parliamentary correspondents in Ottawa. He became Chief Correspondent and anchor of The National in 1988. Most recently, Mansbridge interviewed U.S. President Barack Obama- an exclusive, and Obama’s first and only Canadian interview as President. During a decorated career, Mansbridge has received 12 Gemini Awards for excellence in  broadcast journalism. He has also received six honorary degrees from universities across the country and has been recognized by leading universities in the United States and the United Kingdom. In 2008 Mansbridge was made an officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General, Michaëlle Jean.

Harry Forestell

Harry Forestell is host of CBC News: Around the World. From 2003 to 2007 Forestell was host and world affairs editor of CBC News: Morning, from his base in London, England. Prior to joining CBC News: Morning, Forestell was CBC Television’s national business reporter, covering business and economic stories for, The National, Canada Now, Venture and CBC Newsworld. In 1997, Forestell joined Newsworld Business News (NBN) when it launched, serving as NBN’s European correspondent. Before joining NBN, Forestell was a London-based freelance radio journalist whose stories were heard on CBC Radio, BBC World Service Radio, National Public Radio, Radio Deutsche Welle and Radio Netherlands. He has received several awards for his radio documentaries. In the early 1990s, Forestell was a producer at CBC Radio where he ran successful CBC Radio morning shows in Saint John, New Brunswick, and Windsor, Ontario.

Evan Solomon

Considered “one of the top 100 people to watch” by Maclean’s magazine, Evan Solomon is the co-host of CBC News: Sunday and Sunday Night. Solomon is also the host of Hot Type, the CBC Newsworld show on print culture and ideas. Solomon won the Gemini for Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series for both 2004 and 2005. He was also the host of a PBS co-production called Masters of Technology. Prior to Hot Type, he hosted The ChangeMakers, a special six-part series on CBC Television, about writers and thinkers who have made a radical difference. From 1994 – 1997, Solomon was the host of FutureWorld, a Gemini Award-winning series on CBC Newsworld. Solomon is the co-founder of Shift, an international award-winning magazine about technology and culture. He was the editor-in-chief from 1992-1999. He has worked as a journalist and writer for publications throughout North America and Asia, including the Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Toronto Star and The South China Morning Post.

Carole MacNeil

Carole MacNeil is the co-host of CBC News: Sunday and CBC News: Sunday Night. One of Canada’s most experienced and versatile journalists, MacNeil gets to the heart of the story whether she’s reporting from the field or interviewing a cabinet minister from her host’s chair. Gemini-nominated for her extensive broadcast journalism, Carole has reported from Afghanistan and sat down with some of the world’s most fascinating people: Bishop Desmond Tutu, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright and Benazir Bhutto. Prior to September 2002, MacNeil hosted the Toronto edition of Canada Now. She has hosted numerous live specials for CBC News: Sunday and for the CBC network. She was anchor of the Windsor evening news from 1994-1998. MacNeil’s career in television journalism began in 1987 as a legislative reporter for CBC New Brunswick after studying Economics at the University of New Brunswick and Political Science at the University of New Brunswick, Acadia and the University of Windsor. Born in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, she’s now based in Toronto.

Brian Stewart

Brian Stewart, one of this country’s most experienced journalists, is host of the CBC Newsworld international affairs show called CBC News: Our World. He is also the Senior Correspondent of CBC’s flagship news program, CBC News: The National. A leading reporter on The National since 1992, Mr. Stewart was also a host of the hour’s current affairs segment The Magazine from 1998-2000 and was the anchor of CBC News World View from 2002-2004. Stewart has won three Gemini awards, including “Best Overall Broadcast Journalist,” the prestigious Gordon Sinclair Award, in 1996. In 1994 he won a Gemini for “Rwanda: Autopsy of a Genocide,” in which he uncovered advanced warnings of the mass murders. In 1995, his moving report “Return To Ethiopia” was broadcast internationally and his documentary “The Somalia Affair” won top prize for investigative reporting at the Canadian Association of Journalists Awards in 1993. In 2005 he won his third Gemini for “Best News Magazine Segment.” Stewart has also been one of Canada’s most prominent foreign correspondents. He has worked extensively in underdeveloped countries and was the first North American reporter to focus the world’s attention on the massive Ethiopian famine of 1984-85. He won a National Newspaper Award in 1969 for feature writing. Stewart first joined the CBC in 1971 in Montreal as a host of the supper-hour television current affairs program Hourglass. In 1973, he was appointed a national reporter in Ottawa where he was the network’s foreign affairs and military specialist. He became CBC’s foreign correspondent in London in 1982 where he worked until joining NBC as a foreign correspondent in 1985. Stewart returned to Canada in 1987 to become senior reporter with The Journal, a post in which he wrote and hosted a series of specials on North American and world politics.

Rick MacInnes-Rae

For more than a decade, listeners to CBC Radio News heard reports from many of the the world’s hotspots from Rick MacInnes-Rae. Born in Montreal, he was raised in Vancouver and Toronto, and recruited by the CBC while still a student. Rick formally joined the corporation in 1977, after graduating with a journalism degree from Ryerson Polytechnical University. Transferring to Newfoundland, he spent three years there, discovering “some of the most wonderful stories and wonderful people you’d ever want to meet.” After another year posted to New Brunswick, he departed for Toronto to run the local newsroom, subsequently joining National Radio News as Assignment Editor. In 1984, Rick became a national reporter which included frequent secondments to the Washington bureau. In 1992, Rick won Best Investigative Report from the Canadian Association of Journalists, for a series on the growth of hate groups. He previously had shared two medals at the New York Radio Awards. A year later, Rick was appointed London Correspondent for CBC Radio News, with a beat stretching at times from Ireland to India. He was based in London from 1993 to 1999, but more than two solid years of it were spent out-of-country on assignment, much of it in zones of conflict. For his reports from Lebanon, Iraq and Rwanda, he has won three citations from the Prix Bayeux, an international competition in France recognizing war correspondents who “excel under perilous conditions.” Amnesty International also recognized his work in Africa with its radio award in 1997, and again in 1999 for coverage in Kosovo. In 2002 Rick was a finalist in CAJ’s investigative awards for his Dispatches documentary Who Killed Father One-Speed September 5, 2001.

Michael Enright

Michael Enright has been the host of CBC Radio One’s The Sunday Edition since September 2000. Prior to joining The Sunday Edition, he hosted This Morning for three years, and he spent 10 years hosting CBC Radio’s As It Happens. Enright’s innovative approach to the coverage of world events established As It Happens as a program that breaks through the boundaries of standard news broadcasting. He joined As It Happens after two-and-a-half years as managing editor of CBC Radio News. Prior to that, he held a number of important editorial positions with leading Canadian magazines and newspapers. He has written for Time magazine and was the editor of Quest. As assistant managing editor of Maclean’s, he oversaw the magazine’s shift from a monthly to a weekly publication. Enright worked for The Toronto Star as a political writer and was Washington correspondent for the Globe and Mail. He received a Southam Fellowship for Journalism in 1979, and studied Chinese history. In 1974, Enright hosted CBC Radio’s This Country in the Morning. He has also been the temporary host of Sunday Morning, Cross Country Checkup and Montreal’s morning radio show, Daybreak. Enright is known for his interviewing skills and investigative and information-giving journalistic reporting. He has hosted several specials following the events of September 11, and on the war in Afghanistan. In the spring of 1991, Enright, with co-host Alannah Campbell and international affairs specialist Hal Jones, provided exceptional Gulf War coverage – starting with five hours of live, continuous broadcasts the night the war began. The coverage connected listeners to correspondents, diplomats, soldiers and war-torn families all over the world. In 1998, Enright continued his interest in bringing unique and current coverage of world stories and issues to CBC Radio listeners when he traveled to Israel as it marked the 50th anniversary of the creation of the state. Enright also traveled to Ireland to report on the Referendum, before and after the results.

Heather Hiscox

Based in Toronto as a reporter for CBC News: The National for three years, Heather has also traveled abroad, covering international stories for the program. She was on hand for the U.S. election night in 2004, reporting live from Florida. A few months later, she returned to Florida to cover the Terri Schiavo right-to-die story. She has also worked extensively out of CBC’s Washington and London, England bureaus. On the domestic political front, Heather tracked down Chuck Guite, a central figure in the 2005 sponsorship scandal, in Phoenix, Arizona. She captured the exclusive first images of him on a horseback ride, in his winter holiday destination. Also, she led CBC’s Olympic coverage in Athens, Greece in the summer of 2004, and in Turin, Italy in 2006, reporting nightly from the games. Heather began her broadcasting career in 1982, when, at the age of 17, she worked as a disc jockey in her hometown of Owen Sound, Ontario. She continued her career on the airwaves throughout university. After graduating, Heather hosted radio programs in London, Ontario before moving into television journalism in 1991. She has worked both as reporter and anchor in southwestern Ontario, Halifax and Montreal. Heather graduated from the University of Toronto in French language and translation, and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from the University of Western Ontario.

CBC The World This Weekend

Dave Seglins

Dave is an award-winning radio journalist with more than a decade of experience in daily news, documentaries, investigative reporting and hosting. He has traveled the country for CBC, at various times based in Toronto, Walkerton, London, Sudbury and Whitehorse, Yukon. In 2000, Dave was the first broadcast journalist on the ground during the Walkerton water disaster. He lead the team that won several awards for CBC’s coverage of the e.coli outbreak and of the public inquiry into the tragedy that claimed 7 lives. Dave has won numerous other awards for his investigations into crime, justice and courts – notably corruption within the Toronto police force, casino corruption, gambling addiction and boating safety. Before CBC, Dave got his start at CFRB Radio in Toronto. He holds two Master’s degrees, one in Journalism from Western. The other is in Canadian History from Queens where his thesis focused on the origins of violence in Canadian Ice Hockey.

Marcia Young

Marcia Young joined the CBC in the summer of 2004 as the host of Canada at Five. In November 2005, she became the first host of The World This Hour, a news program connecting Canadians to the world. As a host at CBC Radio Marcia has brought you breaking news of the shooting of the four RCMP officers in Mayerthorpe, Alberta and the crash of Air France flight 358 at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. Before joining the CBC, Marcia worked as an anchor/reporter at City TV. On Cable Pulse 24 she delivered breaking news of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster, international anti-war protests leading up to the war in Iraq and the SARS crisis. A graduate of Ryerson University (B.A.A., Journalism), Marcia began her career in sports radio at the Fan590 in Toronto. She then began a television career at Life Network as a researcher and production coordinator for some of the first magazine lifestyle shows in Canada. Marcia’s journalistic curiosity led her to CBC Television News in 1998, where she worked as a researcher on The National. She later became a local reporter in Toronto, then moved to Saskatchewan. As a reporter based first in Saskatoon and later in Regina, Marcia traveled throughout the West exploring the Prairie Provinces and finding the stories that mattered to Western Canadians.

CBC The Current

Anna Maria Tremonti

Anna Maria Tremonti joins The Current after two years as a correspondent and host on CBC TV’s flagship investigative program “The Fifth Estate”. She has spent much of her career roaming the country and the world for CBC. Between 1991 and 2000, Anna Maria filed regular news and documentary reports for CBC Television from a rotating cast of international home bases: Berlin, London, Jerusalem, and Washington. She has covered conflict and crisis in more than 30 countries, providing the CBC with eyewitness accounts of the war in Bosnia, the Arab-Israeli conflict and the break-up of the Soviet Union. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Anna Maria’s career began in radio. She joined CBC as host of the morning radio program in Fredericton, New Brunswick, then moved to Edmonton to work as a legislative reporter. She followed this with a four year stint in the nation’s capital, pursuing political high-jinx on Parliament Hill. For her work as a journalist Anna Maria has won two Gemini awards, and an outstanding achievement award from Toronto Women in Film and Television. She also received an honourary doctorate from the University of Windsor, the very school where she completed her undergrad. She has behind her a string of partially learned languages – French, German and Arabic – which she uses to great and mysterious effect while lounging on the decks of international ocean liners.

CBC As It Happens

Barbara Budd

Before her arrival at CBC As It Happens, Budd’s voice was familiar to listeners through her extensive work as a broadcaster and actress. Budd has narrated scores of documentary films and her voice is heard in feature roles on four award-winning recordings on the Classical Kids label. For five seasons, she was a company member of the Stratford Festival Company, Canada’s leading Shakespearean theater.

Carol Off

With extensive experience in both Canadian and international current affairs, Carol Off has covered conflicts in the Middle East, Haiti, the Balkans and the sub-continent, as well as events in the former Soviet Union, Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. She reported the fallout from the 9/11 disasters with news features and documentaries from New York, Washington, London, Cairo and Afghanistan. She has covered Canadian military missions around the world including its latest combat operation in Kandahar. Carol Off’s coverage of the post-war reconstruction of the Balkans and the war crimes trial for Yugoslavia led her to write the best-selling book, The Lion, the Fox and the Eagle: A Story of Generals and Justice in Yugoslavia and Rwanda. Carol Off was an arts reporter for CBC Stereo in the early 1980s, when she also wrote for several periodicals. She was the CBC Ottawa correspondent for Sunday Morning in the late 1980s covering the Canada/USA Free Trade Agreement, the Meech Lake Accord, the founding of the Reform Party and the re-election of Brian Mulroney’s Progressive Conservatives. She then became CBC Radio’s National Reporter for the Province of Quebec where she covered among other stories the Bloc Quebecois, the Montreal massacre, the Oka crisis and several election campaigns. Carol Off has won numerous awards for television and radio work, among them: a Gemini; two gold medals from the New York Festival of Television; a selected screening at the Monte Carlo Television Festival; several awards and citations from the Columbia Television awards; a Gabriel award; a B’nai Brith Award and number of awards and citation from the National Radio and Television Association. She is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario. She lives and works in Toronto.



Rob Breakenridge

Rob Breakenridge is the host of CHQR’s “The World Tonight”

City TV

Gord Martineau

Born and raised in Montreal, Gord started a career in radio straight out of high school. He worked at a Halifax radio station for two and a half years then moved to the news department at Montreal’s top Anglo radio station CJAD. Developing an interest in television, he did a short stint at CJCH-TV in Halifax before becoming the weekend anchor at CFCF-TV, Montreal’s No. 1 English News and Entertainment Station. Since joining Citytv in 1977, Gord has earned his reputation as one of Toronto’s favourite anchors.

CTV News

Janis Mackey Frayer – Middle East Bureau Chief

Janis joined CTV’s Ottawa bureau as a Parliamentary correspondent from the Report on Business Television where she was a leading business anchor. She also wrote a weekly column for The Globe and Mail newspaper, became a regular contributor to Report on Business Magazine and was a frequent speaker on the economy and financial markets. Janis has traveled to more than two dozen countries and has done extended assignments in Iraq and Afghanistan. She reported on the Hezbollah/Israel war from southern Lebanon and Beirut.

Llyod Robertson

As Chief Anchor and Senior Editor of CTV News, Lloyd Robertson is the leader of the country’s most-watched newscast, CTV National News With Lloyd Robertson. One of the most accomplished journalists in North America, Robertson joined CTV in 1976 and has been broadcasting for more than 50 years. In 2007, Robertson was the first journalist inducted into Canada’s Walk of Fame. Throughout his illustrious career, Robertson has guided Canadians through such events as the Quebec Referendum, 9/11, Canadian and U.S. elections, budget specials, political and economic summits, the 50th anniversary of D-Day, Olympic Games, royal weddings, Expo ’86, openings of Parliament, state funerals, papal visits and the Terry Fox Run. A veteran of live-news coverage as well as news anchoring, Robertson also hosts CTV’s awarding-winning investigative news series W-FIVE and has hosted several of his own specials from Australia, Hong Kong, China, and Great Britain. Beloved by Canadians, Robertson was voted Canada’s most trusted news anchor by TV Guide readers 11 years in a row, and Canada’s favourite news anchor by readers of TV Times, the Toronto Sun and NOW Magazine. In 1998 Robertson became a Member of the Order of Canada. He has also received a Honourary Degree from Royal Roads University in Victoria and the prestigious Arts and Letters Award from the Canadian Association of New York. In 1995/96 the Canadian Association of Broadcasters (CAB) awarded Robertson the Gold Ribbon Award for Broadcast Excellence and in 1998 inducted him into the CAB Hall of Fame. He won Gemini Awards in 1992, 1994 and 1997 and is a six-time nominee for Best Anchor/Interviewer. In 1993 the Radio Television News Directors’ Association (RTNDA) honoured him with the prestigious President’s Award. CTV’s Chief Anchor and Senior Editor since 1983, Robertson began his broadcasting career in 1952 at CJCS radio in his home-town of Stratford and then joined CJOY in Guelph in 1953. After moving into television in 1954 with CBC, he spent four years in Winnipeg and two years in Ottawa. Robertson went on to anchor CBC’s national news from 1970 to 1976.

Dan Matheson

Matheson’s broadcasting career began in radio at CKLY Lindsay in 1974. He soon moved to television in 1975 with CKVR in Barrie before beginning his tenure as CFTO-TV sports anchor in 1976. Matheson signed on with CANADA AM in 1978 and worked with the show for 23 years. Before becoming co-host of CANADA AM in May 1995, Matheson gained national recognition as sports anchor and host for CTV’s coverage of the LA, Calgary, Barcelona and Lillehammer Olympic Games. In 2001, Matheson moved to CTV NEWS CHANNEL. In addition to his Olympic reporting, Matheson has covered the Canadian and World Figure Skating Championships, the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Canadian Open and the Grey Cup. He has also interviewed a diverse group of people including Wayne Gretzky, Willie Nelson, President of Israel Shimon Peres, and infamous Serbian paramilitary leader Zeljko ‘Arkan’ Raznatovic. Matheson received his undergraduate degree from York University and currently calls Toronto home. In 1997, he was a Gemini nominee for Best Performance by a Sports Broadcaster for his interview with Wayne Gretzky.

Marcie Ien

Marci Ien is the Early Edition Host and News Anchor for CANADA AM and anchors CTV NEWS CHANNEL with Marci Ien weekday mornings. Ien was recently awarded the 2008 Black Business and Professional Association’s (BBPA) Harry Jerome Award in the media category for her contribution to journalism in Canada and her dedication to children’s charities. In September 2008, Ien traveled to Sierra Leone on behalf of Journalists for Human Rights where she met with reporters and led training workshops. Ien’s journalism career was launched at CHCH-TV in 1991 where she was a writer for the late newscast and general assignment reporter. Her news series Journey to Freedom, a look at the Underground Railroad, earned Ien a Canadian Radio and Television News Directors’ Award in 1995. Then came a new assignment at Queen’s Park, where Ien covered daily political news for CHCH-TV’s regional newscast as well as its British Columbia-based evening show, Canada Tonight. In 1997, Ien joined the CTV’s news team where she reported from Atlantic Canada. During her time there she covered stories in all four provinces including the crash of a Swiss Air jetliner off Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia in 1998.

Sheamus O’Regan

Seamus O’Regan is the co-host of CTV’s CANADA AM. Seamus studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin, and marketing strategies at INSEAD, the international business school near Paris. He received his Master’s of Philosophy degree from the University of Cambridge. His journalistic career began, prematurely, at the age of 10, when he became a regional correspondent for CBC Radio’s national youth program, “Anybody Home.” His interviews ranged from a professor hunting for giant squid to one woman’s fight against leukemia. In 2000, Seamus joined talktv’s current affairs program, “the chatroom.” His experience at that groundbreaking program prepared him for the pace of CANADA AM, where he began as co-host in 2002. On CANADA AM, he has interviewed such newsmakers as former U.S. president Bill Clinton, prime minister Paul Martin, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, Bishop Desmond Tutu, Shania Twain, William Shatner, Conrad Black and Prince. He is one of the few journalists to have interviewed four former prime ministers — Brian Mulroney, Kim Campbell, John Turner and Joe Clark — together. Canada’s pre-eminent morning program has taken him across the country and around the world, from NORAD headquarters inside Cheyenne Mountain, Colorado to Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan. A good sport, he’s trained (briefly) with the Cirque de Soleil and piloted (very briefly!) a CF-18 jet fighter. In 2007, Seamus led CTV’s extensive coverage of Live Earth and the Concert for Diana. He has twice hosted The Giller Prize – Canadian fiction’s most coveted literary award – as well as the 2006 special “The Next Great Prime Minister.” In 2007, Seamus became the first journalist to be named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40. In 1999, he was named to Maclean’s magazine’s 100 “Young Canadians to Watch” in the new century. He has been twice nominated for a Gemini Award — in 2004 for the Viewers’ Choice Award and in 2005 for Best Host or Interviewer in a News Information Program or Series. He has worked as an assistant to Environment Minister Jean Charest in Ottawa and to Justice Minister Edward Roberts in St. John’s, and was policy advisor and speechwriter to the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, Brian Tobin.

Sandie Rinaldo

Sandie Rinaldo has been anchoring CTV NATIONAL NEWS on weekends since 1985. In 2004, Rinaldo took on the additional duties of co-hosting W-FIVE with veteran news anchor, Lloyd Robertson. She has been a backup to Robertson on the weeknight edition of CTV NATIONAL NEWS with LLOYD ROBERTSON since 1981. In 2009, Rinaldo began anchoring for CTV NEWS CHANNEL. She came to CTV in 1973 one week after graduating from York University where she earned an Honours B.A. in Fine Arts. In that first year, she jumped from Junior Secretary to Production Secretary to Production Manager, then became a researcher for W-FIVE. In 1975 she went to New York City with the W-FIVE team to produce The Bankruptcy of New York, which won a journalism award. Rinaldo bounded through the “glass ceiling,” every time she came up against it. In 1976 she joined CANADA AM as a story producer and specialized in federal and provincial politics. In 1977 she was appointed Reporter-at-Large for CANADA AM, a position that saw her regularly traveling everywhere from Vancouver to Cape Breton to the Middle East. By 1980, Rinaldo joined a slowly expanding circle of women in the profession, setting precedents as she went. She was promoted to News Anchor of CANADA AM and became the first woman in Canadian history to anchor a daily network newscast. In 1985, she was appointed anchor of the CTV Weekend National News at 11 p.m. and assumed a senior editorial role.

Lisa LaFlamme

Lisa LaFlamme is the National Affairs Correspondent for CTV National News. Regarded as one of Canada’s top journalists, LaFlamme reports on a wide spectrum of national and international news stories that impact Canadians. Also a regular fill-in anchor for Canada’s #1 national newscast, throughout her career she has covered some of the most significant moments in history. A news journalist at heart, LaFlamme has reported from locations all over the world. Since 9/11, she has covered every angle of its aftermath – from New York to Afghanistan to Iraq. LaFlamme was on the ground in New York City covering the immediate after effects of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Centre. Since then, she has been in and out of Iraq several times covering the American invasion, elections, the Saddam Hussein trial and the region’s ongoing civil unrest. In 2006, LaFlamme spent two months in Afghanistan reporting on the Canadian mission. While in Afghanistan, LaFlamme was embedded with Canadian troops on a grueling 12-day mission to track the Taliban. Never far from the heart of the story, LaFlamme has reported from Sri Lanka on the devastation from the Tsunami that hit South Asia; she was in New Orleans to cover the impact Hurricane Katrina had on New Orleans; and was one of the first reporters on the ground in Haiti where she covered a devastating flood that killed close to 2,000 in one small town. LaFlamme was also in Rome to report on Pope John Paul II’s sickness and eventual passing. Also covering the major stories at home, in March 2005, LaFlamme spent 10 days in Mayerthorpe, Alberta where she conducted exclusive interviews with several people, including the mother of the gunman responsible for the deaths of four RCMP officers. Also on the domestic front, she is a major contributor to CTV’s extensive federal election coverage following party leaders across the country on the campaign trail. Before her move to CTV National News with Lloyd Robertson, LaFlamme was the co-host of Canada AM – the country’s most-watched national morning show. At Canada AM LaFlamme interviewed Canada’s most influential newsmakers. LaFlamme has also been a political correspondent for CTV News in Ottawa where she unraveled complicated political events and national issues for viewers. Widely recognized for her work, including the 1999 Galaxi Award from the Canadian Cable Television Association in Vancouver, LaFlamme has received five Gemini nominations in the Best News Anchor category and picked up a prestigious RTNDA award for best live coverage of a breaking news event for her continuous coverage of Mayerthorpe. Most recently she received an honourary Doctor of Laws degree from Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo, Ontario.

Sun Media

Mindelle Jacobs

Mindelle Jacobs is a Toronto Sun columnist.

Global News

Lauren McNabb – Foreign Correspondent

Lauren is Global National’s foreign correspondent based in Jerusalem, covering breaking stories in the Middle East. Lauren joined Global National from Global Winnipeg in 2003 as their Manitoba correspondent before moving to the Toronto bureau in 2005. Lauren has reported on-location from several international cities over the past few years including twice from Afghanistan. Prior to joining Global National, she spent six months in Zimbabwe, Africa, writing for a local magazine, before moving back to Manitoba in 2000.

Kevin Newman

Kevin Newman has been the Anchor and Executive Editor of Global National since its first edition on September 3rd, 2001. Having the opportunity to re-invent and refresh Network News in Canada was the creative challenge he was looking for after seven years as an Anchor and Correspondent at ABC News in New York. During that time he hosted and reported for Nightline, World News Tonight and Good Morning America. Kevin has also been a national correspondent for CBC and CTV News, and was co-host of CBC’s Midday in the early 90′s. This is Kevin’s second tour-of-duty with Global. After graduating from the University of Western Ontario he landed a position making coffee and ripping wire copy (in the days before computers) at the Global Newsroom in Toronto. His first on-air job was for Global’s Sportsline, and he later reported from Queen’s Park and Global’s Ottawa Bureau.His 26-year journalism career recently brought him to the volatile country of Pakistan and the front lines of war-torn Afghanistan. Throughout his career, Newman has interviewed Canadian and world leaders, offering Canadians in-depth analysis and perspective to the day’s major national and international news. His reporting won him two Gemini Awards for Best News Anchor (2005 & 2006), adding to his two Emmy Awards and a distinguished Peabody Award he won while in the U.S. Since his return to Canada, his work at Global National has earned him several Best Anchor Awards and nominations from the B.C. Film Institute and Canada’s Radio-Television News Directors Association.

Globe and Mail

Patrick Martin - Middle East Bureau Chief editor

Martin’s first visit to the Middle East occurred in 1971, when he motorcycled across the entirety of North Africa. For much of the 1980s, he was the Middle East correspondent for the Globe and Mail. He covered the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and the return of Yasser Arafat to the Gaza Strip.

Marcus Gee – International Affairs Columnist

Marcus Gee was born in Toronto and graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history. He has worked as a reporter for the Vancouver morning newspaper, The Province; as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine; as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney; as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean’s and as senior editor at The Financial Times.

Shira Herzog – Israel Affairs Columnist

Shira is president and CEO of The Kahanoff Foundation, a private foundation that invests in innovative community programs in Calgary and Israel. She is also a co-host of the weekly Crossroads Television programme, Our Jewish World (formerly Israel Today), and a guest analyst on radio and television. Shira has a special interest in the role of community groups in international conflict resolution and in particular, has studied the work of Palestinian and Israeli peace organizations. Shira is Chair of the Board of Philanthropic Foundations Canada (PFC) and has served on the boards of Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP) and Israel Venture Network (IVN). She is a native of Israel, and first came to Canada as a child, when her father, Yaacov Herzog, served as Israel’s ambassador in Ottawa. Shira was educated at Hebrew University in Jerusalem and York University in Toronto. Today, she divides her time between Canada and Israel.

Rami Khouri – Freelance Journalist

Rami George Khouri is a Palestinian-Jordanian and US citizen whose family resides in Beirut, Amman, and Nazareth. He is the Director of the Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs at the American University of Beirut as well as editor-at-large of the Beirut-based Daily Star newspaper. He is an internationally syndicated political columnist and author. Rami was a visiting scholar at Stanford University in October 2006, and in November 2006, he was the co-recipient of the Pax Christi International Peace Award for his efforts to bring peace and reconciliation to the Middle East.

John Ibbitson – American politics and society writer

John has written three books on Ontario and Canadian politics, Promised Land: Inside the Mike Harris Revolution (1997), Loyal No More: Ontario’s Struggle for a Separate Destiny, and The Polite Revolution: Perfecting the Canadian Dream. He graduated from the University of Toronto in 1979 with a B.A. in English. After university, he pursued a career as a playwright. In the mid-1980s, Ibbitson switched over to writing young-adult fiction. His journalism has also been nominated for a National Newspaper Award. Ibbitson entered the University of Western Ontario in 1987, graduating with an M.A. in journalism one year later, and joined the Ottawa Citizen, where he worked as a city reporter and columnist. He covered Ontario politics from 1995 to 2001, working for The Ottawa Citizen, Southam News, The National Post and the Globe and Mail. In August 2001, Ibbitson accepted the post as Washington bureau chief at The Globe and Mail, returning to Canada one year later to take up the post of political affairs columnist. He moved back to Washington as a columnist in May 2007.

Orly Halpern

Orly is a journalist who has been traveling across the Middle East. During the first year of the Iraq War, she lived and reported from Iraq. She has been based in Jerusalem since September 2004.


Michael Petrou

Michael Petrou is a foreign correspondent at MacLean’s magazine and holds a doctorate in modern history from the University of Oxford.

Montreal Gazette

Jeff Heinrich

Jeff Heinrich covers Montreal’s minority communities for the Gazette. He was a finalist in the 2005 Canadian Association of Journalists Awards for outstanding investigative journalism in Canada.

The National Post

George Jonas – Columnist

George Jonas is a Canadian journalist, who has also written novels, plays, and poetry. Jonas frequently writes about topics related to the Middle East, counter-terrorism, law, and aviation safety.

Jon Kay – Comments Pages Editor

Jonathan is a columnist for the National Post op-ed page, and a regular contributor to Commentary magazine and the New York Post. His freelance articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and various other publications. In April 2002, he was awarded Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In June 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing. He graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering, economics and Japanese language. He later received a Master’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994. Jonathan then studied at Yale Law School, where he received his law degree in 1997. Before joining National Post, Jonathan worked as a lawyer with the New York City office of Goodman Phillips Vineberg.

Barbara Kay – Columnist

Barbara Kay taught English Literature and Composition for many years both at Concordia University and in the Quebec CEGEP system. She is a well-known book reviewer on the Montreal circuit. Barbara is the founding editor and is currently the editor-in-chief of FirstFruits, an annual anthology of creative writing by Montreal and area secondary school students, now in its 21st year of publication. She was a frequent contributor to and sat on the board of Cite libre.

Stewart Bell – Senior Reporter

Stewart Bell is an award-winning Canadian journalist. He is the author of three non-fiction books, Bayou of Pigs, The Martyr’s Oath and Cold Terror, a national bestseller. He has reported from Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia, Central Asia, Europe and the Balkans. His magazine article about child soldiers in West Africa, “Guerrilla Girls,” was awarded the Amnesty International prize. “The Terrorist Next Door,” his magazine article about the Algerian terrorist known as the Millennium Bomber, was a finalist for the National Magazine Awards and was made into a CTV television movie. Stewart’s writing about terrorism issues for the National Post newspaper, where he is a Senior Reporter, was awarded a Citation of Merit from the National Newspaper Awards. His work has also appeared in Time, Reader’s Digest, Maclean’s, Books in Canada, Actualité, Saturday Night and Homemakers. He contributes occasionally to the Global National newscast and co-wrote the Global Television documentary “Know Your Enemy,” which won the RTNDA award for Investigative Journalism. He holds a Master of Journalism from Carleton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of British Columbia. He lives in Toronto, Canada.

Robert Fulford – Columnist

Robert Fulford has been a journalist since the summer of 1950, when he left high school to work as a sports writer on The Globe and Mail. He has since been a news reporter, literary critic, art critic, movie critic, and editor on a variety of magazines, ranging from Canadian Homes and Gardens to the Canadian Forum. He was the editor of Saturday Night for 19 years, 1968-1987, and has since been a freelance writer. His books include This Was Expo, Best Seat in the House: Memoirs of a Lucky Man, Accidental City: The Transformation of Toronto, and The Triumph of Narrative, the text of the Massey Lectures he delivered on CBC radio. He is an officer of the Order of Canada and a senior fellow of Massey College.

Yoni Goldstein – Editorial Writer

Yoni is an editorial writer for Haaretz and the Canadian Jewish News.

Ottawa Citizen

Leonard Stern – Columnist and Editor

Leonard joined the Citizen in 1994 as a summer student after earning a Masters in journalism from Carleton University. Before that he had studied literature at the University of Ottawa and University of Toronto. He became a staff writer after his summer internship finished, and over the next few years would report on a wide variety of issues and stories, in many cases traveling around the world for the Citizen. He has been nominated for a National Newspaper Award in international reporting, and some of his writing has been anthologized. He reported on the attacks of 9/11 and their aftermath from New York and the Middle East, and in 2002 joined the Citizens editorial board where he wrote many of the unsigned editorials on foreign affairs, national security and other topics. He returned to the newsroom in January 2005 to serve as Managing Editor for News, before returning to the opinion pages at the end of the year to take up his current appointment heading up the editorial board.

David Warren

David Warren, once editor of the Idler Magazine, is widely traveled – especially in the Middle and Far East. He has been writing for the Citizen since 1996. His commentaries on international affairs appear Wednesdays & Saturdays; on Sundays he writes a general essay on the editorial page.

Toronto Sun

Eric Margolis – Columnist

Eric Margolis is a North American journalist. He is a contributing editor to the Toronto Sun chain of newspapers, writing mainly about the Middle East, South Asia and Islam. He holds degrees from the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, the University of Geneva and New York University. In addition to being a contributing editor at the Toronto Sun newspaper, Margolis writes for Dawn, Pakistan’s leading newspaper, the Gulf Times in Qatar, the Khaleej Times in Dubai, and The American Conservative. He appears regularly on such television outlets as CNN, Fox, CBC, British Sky Broadcasting News, NPR, and CTV National.

Salim Mansur – Columnist

Salim Mansur is an Associate Professor in the faculty of social sciences, University of Western Ontario, London, and teaches in the department of political science. He is the co-editor of The Indira-Rajiv Years: the Indian Economy and Polity 1966-1991. Mansur was born in Calcutta, India and moved to Canada where he completed his studies receiving a doctorate in political science from the University of Toronto. Before joining the University of Western Ontario he worked as a Research Fellow at the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security in Ottawa and was a candidate for the Canadian Alliance in the riding of London-West in the Canadian federal election of November 2000. Mansur is a member of the Board of Directors of Center for Islamic Pluralism located in Washington, D.C., and an academic consultant with the Center for Security Policy also based in Washington, D.C. Mansur is a Senior Fellow with the Canadian Coalition for Democracies based in Toronto.

Michael Coren – Columnist

Michael Coren is a Canadian columnist, author, public speaker, radio host and television talk show host. He is an alumnus of Nottingham University, where he studied Politics, and is the host of the television series The Michael Coren Show. He has also been a long-time radio personality, particularly on CFRB radio. He lives in Toronto with his wife Bernadette and their four children.

Lorrie Goldstein

Lorrie Goldstein is a senior associate editor at the Toronto Sun as well as a regular columnist.

Peter Worthington

Peter Worthington is a Canadian journalist. A foreign correspondent with the Toronto Telegram newspaper from 1956, Worthington was an eyewitness to the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald in 1963, and can be seen in photographs of the event. He remained with the Telegram until it folded in 1971. Worthington was the founding editor of the Toronto Sun newspaper, which was created by former Telegram employees upon that newspaper’s demise. The son of F. F. Worthington, Peter Worthington is a veteran of both the Second World War and the Korean War. He joined the Royal Navy in 1944 and served as an air gunner until his discharge in 1946. From there he went to the University of British Columbia. Worthington left the university before completing his degree and joined Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in 1950. He received a B.A. from the University of British Columbia and a bachelor’s in journalism at Carleton University. He would go on to interview Hussein of Jordan in 1958, Thomas Anthony Dooley III in 1959, and Albert Schweitzer in 1960. Worthington was in Luanda, Angola covering the Portuguese Colonial War. And in April of that year he was in Algier. In 1962 in was in Netherlands New Guinea covering the invasion of that country by Indonesia), he also spent part of 1962 in the North East frontier on India and China. Starting in January of 1965 Worthington was posted in Moscow. Then in 1967 he was assigned to Cairo where he covered the Six-Day War. A conservative, Worthington led the brash new tabloid throughout the 1970s as it campaigned against the government of Pierre Trudeau. At one point he was jailed after being accused of violating the Official Secrets Act. Following the 1981 police raid of gay bathhouses in Toronto, Worthington, in an editorial and again in an interview with CBC Radio’s Sunday Morning threatened to publish the name of future found-ins. Worthington stepped down as editor of the Sun in order to enter politics in 1982. He sought the nomination of the Progressive Conservative Party for a by-election in Toronto’s Broadview—Greenwood riding, but was defeated in a hotly contested race in which the six candidates sold thousands of party memberships. Worthington lost the nomination to Bill Fatsis, who was supported by the riding’s large Greek-Canadian population. Worthington then ran as an independent candidate, and placed a strong second to the winner, New Democrat Lynn McDonald. He succeeded in becoming the official Progressive Conservative candidate for the riding in the 1984 general election, but was again defeated by McDonald.

Lisa Van Dusen – Washington Bureau

Lisa is the Washington Bureau journalist for the Toronto Sun. She spent January 2008 volunteering for the Obama campaign in South Carolina.

The Toronto Star

Oakland Ross – Middle East Bureau

Oakland Ross is a feature writer for The Toronto Star who writes extensively about foreign affairs. In recent months, he has traveled on assignment to Colombia, Cuba, and Mexico, among several other countries. The winner of two National Newspaper Awards, he was for many years a foreign correspondent for The Globe and Mail, first in Latin America and later in Africa. He has written three books — two fiction, one non-fiction, and all set largely or entirely in Latin America.

Olivia Ward – Foreign Affairs Reporter

Olivia Ward is the bureau chief for the Toronto Star in Moscow.

Haroon Siddiqui

Haroon Siddiqui is an Indo-Canadian newspaper journalist, columnist and a former editor. At Osmania University in Hyderabad, India he earned degrees in science and journalism. In 1963, he joined the Press Trust of India as a reporter and copy editor. While at the Press Trust he met Roland Michener, then Canada’s High Commissioner to India who encouraged him to immigrate to Canada. By 1968 he had taken a job at the Brandon Sun in Brandon, Manitoba, reporting on municipal and provincial politics from 1968 to 1978. In 1978, he joined the Toronto Star, becoming foreign affairs analyst in 1979, news editor in 1982 and national editor in 1985. From 1985 to 1990, Siddiqui was National Editor, responsible for coverage of federal and provincial affairs. From 1990 to 1998, Siddiqui was the Star’s editorial page editor, and on his departure from that position, he was given the title of “editor emeritus” and a twice-weekly column, which focused on national and international politics as well as cultural and Muslim issues. Siddiqui has written from a left-of-centre perspective on such issues as: the war in Iraq and terrorism.

Rosie DiManno -Columnist

Martin Regg-Cohn – Columnist and Deputy Editorial Page Editor

Martin Regg Cohn is Deputy Editorial Page Editor. An award-winning foreign correspondent for 11 years, he was Chief of the Star’s Middle East and Asia bureaus and most recently Foreign Editor. He has reported from more than 40 countries, ranging from Afghanistan to North Korea and Sudan.

Rabbi Dow Marmur – Columnist

Rabbi Dow Marmur is Rabbi Emeritus at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Canada. He has served as interim executive director of the World Union for Progressive Judaism in Jerusalem (2000-2001) and chairman of Arzenu. He has published widely as the author of six books, the editor of two, and has also written monographs, chapters in books and many articles, as well as being a columnist for The Toronto Star, The Canadian Jewish News and The San Diego Jewish World.

Linda McQuaig – Columnist

Journalist and best-selling author Linda McQuaig has developed a reputation for challenging the establishment. As a reporter for The Globe and Mail, she won a National Newspaper Award in 1989 for writing a series of articles which sparked a public inquiry into the activities of Ontario political lobbyist Patti Starr, and eventually led to Starr’s imprisonment. As a Senior Writer for Maclean’s magazine, McQuaig (and Ian Austen) wrote two cover stories probing the questionable business dealings of Conrad Black in connection with a U.S. takeover bid in the early 1980s. In 1991, she was awarded an Atkinson Fellowship for Journalism in Public Policy to study the social welfare systems in Europe and North America. Since 2002, McQuaig has written an op-ed column for the Toronto Star. She is the author of seven books on politics and economics – all national bestsellers.

Antonia Zerbisias – Columnist

Antonia Zerbisias, columnist for the Toronto Star’s Living section, has been telling people what she thinks ever since she could open her mouth. The vocalization of her opinion dates back to Grade 9 when a cartoon commentary on a teacher resulted in her suspension from high school. The principal sent her home with a note calling her “rude, obstreperous and bold.” Her parents were neither amused, nor surprised. Once she was punished for being that way. Now she makes it pay.


Steve Paikin

Steve Paikin (born June 9, 1960) is a Canadian journalist, film producer and author. He has achieved prominence for hosting TV Ontario’s newsmagazines Studio 2 and Diplomatic Immunity, as well as the more recent series The Agenda with Steve Paikin. A native of Hamilton, Ontario, Steve Paikin received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and his Master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Boston University. Paikin was previously an anchor and Queen’s Park correspondent for CBLT, and host of a daily news and current affairs program on CBC Newsworld. He also held reporting jobs in private radio and print media, including the Hamilton Spectator and CHFI in Toronto. In 1992 Paikin began work at TVOntario, hosting the political series Between the Lines and the Queen’s Park magazine Fourth Reading until 1994. In that year, Paikin began co-hosting duties (with Mary Hynes, and then Paula Todd) on Studio 2. In 1998 he began hosting Diplomatic Immunity, a foreign affairs commentary show. During the 2006 Canadian election campaign, Paikin moderated the second English-language debate on January 9, 2006. He also moderated the debate for the Ontario Election on September 20, 2007. Studio 2 is now replaced by a new show, The Agenda with Steve Paikin, hosted solo by Paikin, which started in September 2006. Aside from his hosting and journalistic endeavors, Paikin has produced a number of feature length documentaries: Return to the Warsaw Ghetto, A Main Street Man, Balkan Madness, Teachers, Tories and Turmoil and Chairman of the Board: The Life and Death of John Robarts. For 1993′s Return to the Warsaw Ghetto, Paikin won the “Silver Screen Award” at the U.S. International Film and Video Festival, as well as receiving awards at the Yorkton Film Festival in Saskatchewan and at China’s Shanghai Film Festival. As of 2007, Steve Paikin has written three books about Canadian politicians.

Allan Gregg

Allan Gregg is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected senior research professionals and social commentators. From 1979 through 1993, Gregg was known as the official pollster of the Progressive Conservative Party and participated in over 50 central election campaigns on three continents. In 1995, he co-founded The Strategic Counsel, a research partnership he left in 2007. That year, he set out on his own to form Allan Gregg Strategies, offering high-end, value added, research-based consulting and communications advice to private and public sector clients. At the same time, he returned to roots and assumed the position of Chairman of Harris/Decima, a company he founded almost 30 years earlier that has recently merged with the fastest growing research firm in the world. Allan is a pioneer in the integration of consulting, public-opinion research, public affairs and communications. He not only has an intimate knowledge of the dynamics of policy-making but also a deep understanding of cultural change and the communications processes necessary to forge a public consensus around government and business initiatives. Much sought after for his analysis and as a public speaker, he is widely published and quoted. He is a regular participant on CBC’s “At Issue” panel on Thursday nights, is the host of the popular and respected TVO talk show – Allan Gregg In Conversation With — as well as a frequent contributor to newspapers and magazines. Allan is also an entrepreneur with diverse interests. He was one of the founding shareholders of Canada’s children’s network, YTV, the Chairman of Toronto Film Festival, the current Chair of the Walrus Foundation (publisher of 2007 Magazine of the Year, “The Walrus”) and has executive produced documentary television as well as recordings by Canadian artists such as The Tragically Hip, The Watchmen and Big Wreck. Corporately, he serves on General Motors of Canada’s Advisory Board and the Bank of Montreal’s Advisory Council on Retirement. On his TVO show “Allan Gregg in Conversation” Allan Gregg welcomes prominent authors, artists, and cutting-edge thinkers to discuss a variety of topics that can range from evolutionary paleontology to the culture of amateur hockey.

Western Standard

Ezra Levant

Ezra Levant is a Canadian blogger, author, journalist, lawyer and conservative political activist. He is the former publisher of the Western Standard magazine. Born in Calgary, Levant holds a commerce degree from the University of Calgary and a law degree from the University of Alberta. Ezra Levant campaigned for the Reform Party of Canada as a teenager and joined it as a university student. In 1994, he was featured in a Globe and Mail article on young neoconservatives after accusing the University of Alberta of racism for instituting an affirmative action program of hiring women and aboriginal professors. Levant gained a reputation as the university’s leading neoconservative – he was invited to write a guest column for the Edmonton Journal and interviewed on television. He spent the summer of 1994 in Washington, D.C., in an internship arranged by the libertarian Charles G. Koch Foundation Summer Fellow Program. He worked for the Fraser Institute in 1995, writing Youthquake, which argued for smaller government, including privatization of the Canada Pension Plan.

Winnipeg Free Press

Sam Segev – Middle East Correspondent

Samuel Segev is the Winnipeg Free Press correspondent in the Middle East. Previously he was a correspondent for the Israeli newspaper, Maariv. He is based in Tel Aviv.

Winnipeg Sun

Joe Quesnel

Joseph Quesnel is a former editor with the Drum/First Perspective, a nationally distributed Aboriginal newspaper. The Drum is a First Nation publication dedicated to Aboriginal governance reform and classical liberal ideas. He is also a regular columnist with the Winnipeg Sun and a policy analyst with the Frontier Centre for Public Policy, writing mainly about Aboriginal policy.

French Journalists 

La Presse

Agnès Gruda – Journalist

Serving La Presse since 1986, Agnès Gruda covered over several areas of current affairs and municipal affairs in international politics. She worked as a columnist for 10 years and later concentrated on reporting social issues. She holds a BA in Communications from Concordia University. Agnès Gruda was born in Poland and immigrated to Canada in the late 60s.

Patrick Lagacé – Columnist

Patrick Lagacé studied communications at the University of Ottawa from 1991 to 1995. Afterwards, he worked for a weekly newspaper in Eastern Ontario, for Radio-Canada, the Law (Ottawa and Gatineau) and the Journal de Montreal from 1999 to 2006 before making his entry into La Presse in December 2006. The columnist also writes a Cyberpresse blog and has been the co-host of the show Les Francs shooters, on the airwaves of Télé-Québec, since December 2005.

Laura-Julie Perreault – Journalist

A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Laura-Julie Perreault has worked at Le Soleil and for the Moscow bureau of CNN before joining the team at La Presse. She is a international affairs journalist.

Isabelle Hachey – Columnist

Isabelle Hachey has been a journalist for La Presse since 1997. She is a general columnist.

Judith Lachapelle – Columnist

From the University of Quebec in Montreal – where she obtained a BA in communications in 1997 – through the daily newspapers Le Droit (Ottawa and Gatineau) and Le Devoir in Montreal, Judith Lachapelle arrived at La Presse in 2001. She is now a columnist and is particularly interested in legal issues.

Richard Hétu – Correspondent

Richard Hétu has been the press correspondent in New York since 1994. He is also the author of three books, including the novels The Road to the west (vlb 2002) and Rendez-vous à l’Étoile (vlb 2006). He lives in Manhattan with his family.

Mario Roy – Editorialist

Mario Roy has been a journalist for over 35 years and joined La Presse in 1981. He was assigned to cover court cases and the National Assembly, and then lead the culture and literature section. He has been an editorial writer since August 2000. He is also the author of several books, including a biography and a novel.

Michèle Ouimet – Columnist

Columnist Michèle Ouimet focuses on local and international issues. She has worked at La Presse for 20 years. She holds an MA in history.

Violaine Ballivy – Journalist

Violaine Ballivy has a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from UQAM and has worked at La Presse since 2006.

Mathieu Perreault – Journalist

With a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Ecole Polytechnique, Mathieu Perreault has worked at La Presse since 1995. He has covered the science and religion section since 1999.

Hugo de Grandpré – Journalist

A graduate in law and literature, Hugo de Grandpre has worked as a lawyer before he became a journalist at La Presse in February 2006. He has been the parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa since October 2006

Lysiane Gagnon – Columnist

Lysiane Gagnon is a Canadian journalist based in the province of Quebec. She has written for Montreal’s La Presse since 1980 and Toronto’s Globe and Mail since 1990. Gagnon was born in Montreal. From 1975-1980, she was a parliamentary correspondent. In 1975 she received the Olivar-Asselin Award, and has twice (in 1976 and 1982) been awarded the National Newspaper Awards prize. In 1984 she received the Salon de Montréal literary prize for her romance novel Vivre avec les hommes: un nouveau partage (Living with Men: A New Partnership).

Marc Cassivi – Columnist

With a Law degree from the University of Montreal, Marc Cassivi also holds a Diploma in International Journalism from the Graduate School of Journalism of Lille (France) and Université Laval. He has been a journalist for La Presse since 1993 and is the cultural pages columnist.

Nathalie Petrowski – Columnist

A graduate of Concordia University with a bachelor’s degree in communication, Nathalie Petrowski began her career at the Journal de Montreal. She was an observer of the cultural scene for 15 years at Devoir and an author, writer and commentator on radio and television. She has worked at La Presse since September 1992.

Catherine Handfield – Journalist

Catherine Handfield holds a BA in journalism from the University of Quebec at Montreal. She has worked at La Presse since 2007.

Martin Croteau – Journalist

Martin Croteau studied history before turning to journalism. He worked at Reuters, the Sun and Global Television before joining La Presse in 2007.

Rima Elkouri – Columnist

Yves Boisvert – Columnist

Yves Boisvert holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal and a certificate from the Department of French Studies and Theater Studies at the University of Montreal. After working as an intern at La Presse in 1988, he was hired that summer. He was a chess columnist and a legal journalist for 10 years. He has covered many election campaigns and referendums. He has been a columnist since 2000.

Gilles Toupin – Journalist

Gilles Toupin was educated in French literature and art history at the University of Montreal. He has been a journalist at La Presse since 1972, and a parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa since 1997.

Pierre Foglia – Columnist

Pierre Foglia has worked at La Presse since 1973. He worked in the Sports section briefly and wrote a comic column for more than 30 years before heading the women’s pages (Living Now).

Louise Leduc – Journalist

With a degree in journalism and political science, Louise Leduc has worked at Le Soleil and Le Devoir before joining La Presse in 2001. He covers mainly social affairs.

Daphné Cameron – Journalist

Jooneed Khan – Columnist

Jonathan holds a BA and a diploma from the École normale supérieure de l’Université de Montréal. He worked as a journalist at the Canadian Press (CP) and its subsidiary New-TV-Radio (NTR), before joining La Presse in 1974, where he has been a international columnist since 1976.

Simon Coutu – Journalist

Simon Coutu is an international affairs columnist for La Presse.

André Pratte –  Editor

Le Soleil

René Beaudin – Editor

René Beaudin is a journalist at Le Soleil.

Valérie Lesage – Journalist

Valérie Lesage graduated from Laval University in Film Studies and Concordia University in journalism. She has been a reporter at Le Soleil since September 2001. She began her career in Montreal, at the radio network The Canadian Press and continued to TQS, TVA, and then onto TV Radio-Canada.

Raymond Giroux – Columnist

Raymond Giroux began his career as a political journalist during the 1976 Quebec election. After covering the National Assembly, he was an editorial writer for 14 years, then the Director of Arts and entertainment before returning to politics as head of the Ottawa Sun. In addition to daily news, he writes a column every Saturday.

Jean Pascal Lavoie – Journalist

Jean-Simon Gagné – Columnist

Jean-Marc Salvet – Editorialist

Jean-Marc Salveti was stationed in the National Assembly before assuming the duties of head of news. He has been an editorial writer since 2002. He is particularly interested in Quebec politics and Canadian and international news. He has been a writer for the Sun since 1993.

Le Nouvelliste

Josiane Gagnon – Journalist

Le Quotidien

Jacques Brassard – Columnist

Jacques Brassard is a former Quebec politician and Cabinet Minister. He occupied several portfolios as a Minister under various Parti Québecois governments. Brassard completed his university studies at Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke and obtained a degree in pedagogy. He now works for the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean newspaper Le Quotidien.


La Tribune

Alain Goupil – Journalist

After studying political science at Bishop’s and Communications at UQAM, Alain Goupil began his journalistic career in radio, then television, before joining the team of The Tribune in 1990.

La Voix de l’Est

Jean-Guy Dubuc – Editorialist

Jean-Guy Dubuc covers international affairs for La Voix. He has worked in television, radio and print news since 1967. He began working at La Presse in 1971 and after two years was chosen as an editor.

Le Droit

Michel Gratton – Columnist

Michel Gratton is the law columnist for Le Droit.

Gwynne Dyer – Columnist

Originally from Newfoundland, Gwynne Dyer is a Canadian freelance journalist based in London whose articles are published in over 175 newspapers in 45 countries. He holds a Ph.D. in European and military history from the University of London. His career as a journalist, columnist and commentator stretches for over two decades. He directed television documentaries such as “War,” “The Human Race ‘and’ Protection Force ‘, and for radio, such as “The Gorbachev Revolution,” and “Millennium.”

Caroline Barrière – Journalist

After receiving a certificate in creative writing, Caroline Barrière received her BA in Communications with specialization in journalism at UQAM in 1996. That same year, she joined the newspaper Le Droit as a writer for the culture and arts section. In 2001, she decided to pursue municipal politics in the City of Ottawa until 2008 where she now occupies the post of reporter for health and education. She is currently writing her master’s thesis which focuses on the drama of playwright Koffi ivoirien Kwahulé.

Pierre Jury – Editor

With a degree in history from McGill University, Pierre Jury has two very different positions at the newspaper Le Droit, where he has worked since 1985. He has been an editorial writer since 2003, responsible for the opinion pages and letters. Meanwhile, he has been writing a weekly column in food since 1995 and has been the restaurant critic since 2001. He was a sports journalist and has covered the economy, federal policy and written portraits of local figures for five years.

Pierre Allard – Editor

Pierre Allard writes extensively on international affairs for Le Droit as well as being an editor for the paper.

Philippe Orfali – Journalist

Phillippe holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM), Philippe Orfali grew up in Ottawa. He was a journalist for Le Droit when he was a student before starting an internship at La Presse in the summer of 2008. Since then he has worked for both newspapers.

Catherine Lamontagne – Journalist

Catherine holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism at the University of Ottawa and graduated from the City of Ottawa in collegiate journalism writing. Catherine completed an internship at the newspaper Le Droit in April 2007 before joining our team as a journalist supernumerary in October 2007.


Le Devoir

François Brousseau – Columnist

Francois Brousseau writes an international affairs column for Le Devoir.

Brian Myles – Journalist

Christian Rioux – Columnist

Christian writes about Canadian and Quebec politics.

Marco Bélair-Cirino – Journalist

Marco studied Journalism at UQAM. Within the framework of the Summit of the Francophonie of Quebec, Marco Belair-Cirino flew to France in June 2008 to learn about the French of France.

Guy Taillefer – Columnist

Guy writes about international affairs for Le Devoir.

Gil Courtemanche – Columnist

Gil Courtemanche is an abroad correspondent, particularly in Africa, for Radio-Canada. Since he started working in journalism in 1963, he has been interested in politics and international affairs, especially Third World countries. Gil Courtemanche has been a journalist since 1962.

Amélie Daoust-Boisvert – Journalist

Amélie Daoust-Boisvert has been a journalist with Le Devoir since January 2007. She received a bachelors in biology from UQAM and finished with a major in public communication (with specialization in scientific journalism) at Laval university. She also writes poetry and even published her works in some collective collections.

Claude Levesque – Journalist

Claude Lévesque has been a journalist at the daily Montreal newspaper Le Devoir for over 13 years and is presently involved with the international affairs section. Lévesque has also worked on the economic section of the newspaper, and was in charge of page layout. A graduate in political science and international development, Claude Lévesque was also a journalist with the daily newspapers La Presse, Montréal-Matin and Le Droit, as well as the bi-monthly Le Jour.

Serge Truffaut – Editorialist

Serge writes about international affairs for Le Devoir.

Hélène Buzzetti – Journalist

Helene writes about Canadian politics for Le Devoir.

Jean-Claude Leclerc – Columnist

Jean-Claude writes about Canadian and international politics. He studied journalism at the University of Montreal.

Manon Cornellier – Columnist

Stéphane Baillargeon – Journalist

Stephane writes about Quebec politics. She previously studied at UQAM.

Éric Desrosiers – Columnist

Journal de Montréal

Marco Fortier – Columnist

Marco writes about Canadian politics in a column for Le Devoir.

Richard Martineau – Columnist

This native of Verdun, Quebec published his first articles when he was 18 years old. He has written for many different publications such as Time Magazine and Maclean’s. He is the author of three essays and he managed the weekly magazine Voir for six years. He writes a regular chronicle in the magazines Elle-Quebec and InfoPresse. Since 1998, he co-produced a program called the Franc-tireurs, one of TV-Quebec’s programs. In 2001, he received the Gémeau Price for an emission in social matter. He also has been a journalist for two documentaries (a biography of the sports correspondent Guy Émond and a portrait of the famous family of Hilton boxers).

Raynaldo Marquez – Journalist

Murielle Chatelier – Journalist


24 Heures

Sarah-Maude Lefebvre – Journalist

Serge Forgues – Journalist

French Television

Radio-Canada / RDI

Danièle Kriegel – Correspondent

Daniele has been a journalist for over thirty years, stationed in Israel. She is the wife of a correspondent at “French 2.”

Stéphanie Tremblay – Journalist

Stephane received a master’s degree in sociology at UQAM. In addition to his work at Radio-Canada, he has previously written for Le Devoir.

Guy Lapointe – Journalist

Lise Villeneuve – Journalist

François Bugingo – Journalist

Francois is a journalist for Radio-Canada. Francois Bugingo is the host of the geo-political program Points Chauds on Télé-Québec. He has lots of experience covering both international issues and conflicts and was the founder of the first francophone newspaper in the Rwandan post-genocidal era L’arc-en-ciel. As a reporter he also covered the majority of the large-scale conflicts of the end of the 20th century. He is the founder of Reporters Without Borders Canada, and has completed numerous missions in countries across the world to defend and promote press freedom and advocate for increased security for journalists. He is the author of three different works, the most recent being Rebel Without Borders, Boreale Editions. He also simultaneously works as a journalist or analyst for different forms of media.

Jean-François Bélanger – Journalist

Jean-Francois received a baccalaureat in communications from the University of Moncton in New Brunswick and a master’s in journalism from the University of Sorbonne in Paris. He began his career in television at Radio-Canada in 1989. He covered the massacres of Srebrenica and Bosnia. He was a correspondent in Paris for Le Telejournal and Le Point in 1996-1997. He became the African correspondent in April of 2001-2006. He received the “Judith-Jasmin” reporting award for his report on girls in Mauritania. Since 2007, he has been the national reporter for Telejournal.

Michel Pépin – Journalist

Michel is a Radio-Canada journalist who specializes in geopolitics.

Luc Chartrand – Journalist

Luc Chartrand has worked for years in the written press, in particular for the magazine L’Actualité. He has been working at Radio-Canada since 2000. He reported on the Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan in 2002, and the Iraqi invasion in 2003. From 2005-2006, he carried out a long report particularly about the hidden side of the Wal-Mart empire which won him a prize from the Canadian Association for Journalists. He has received many prizes for his articles in L’Actualité. Since September 2006, he has been the Paris correspondent for Radio-Canada.

Jacques Bissonnet – Journalist

Jacques entered Radio-Canada in 1977 as a reporter for Telejournal. He left Montreal for Vancouver in 1989 and later travelled to Moscow, Paris and Beijing. He returned to Montreal in 2003. On his voyages, he completed many reports for Le Telejournal, produces television series such as A Canadian in Moscow, A Canadian in France and A Canadian in China.

Jean-François Lépine – Journalist

Jean-François Lépine started working for Radio-Canada as a reporter and a documentarian. He began in 1971 as a reporter. He was the parliamentary correspondant in Quebec from 1978 to 1981. He later worked in China, Paris and Jerusalem. When he returned to Canada, he launched the reporting magazine “Enjeux.” He worked for Le Point from 1992-1998. During his career he received many awards, the most distinct being the prize for the best documentary about french communities.

Anyck Béraud – Correspondent

Anyck received a baccalaureat in communications and physical education from the University of Ottawa where she became interested in journalism. She began working at Radio-Canada in 1989. From 2001-2004, she was the main correspondent for the Toronto station. Following the Sept 11 terror attacks, she covered assignments in Washington and Paris. She also covered the Olympic games of Sydney in 2000 and in Salt Lake City in 2002. She became the Washington correspondent in 2004 and covered the last American presidential elections and the negotiations of the UNO regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Since August 2007, she has acted as the radio correspondent for the Middle East.

Richard Chateauvert – Journalist

Richard is the New York correspondent for Radio-Canada. He also broadcasts for 98.5FM radio in Montreal.

Philippe Bolopion – Journalist

Phillipe is a journalist and the New York Correspondent for Radio France International, the Sunday Journal, French Culture and occassionaly Radio-Canada. He wrote a book about his experiences when he travelled to Guantanamo Bay, entitled “Guantanamo : Le Bagne du Bout du monde” (Guantanamo: The disciplinary at the end of the world)

Marie-Claude Dupont – Journalist

Marie-Claude Dupont worked successively as a writer, researcher, radio show host and journalist before joining CBC/Radio-Canada, where she held a variety of positions on news and current affairs programs. In 1995, she made a career switch to new information technologies, serving as Content Director for the InfiniT.com and Canoë portals, and later optimizing the transactional sites of Air Canada. In 2005, she went back to production and along with Stéphan Bureau produced the documentary series CONTACT and the contacttv.net site, which feature biographical portraits of prominent thinkers and creative artists of our time.

Pierre-Luc Brassard – Correspondent

Pierre is the Cairo correspondent for Radio-Canada.

Jean Bédard – News Analyst

Jean is a journalist and a senior correspondent for Radio-Canada. He entered Radio-Canada as the parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa in 1977, corresponding in Brussels, London then with the National Assembly of Quebec for many years. He was also an analyst at the time of the Quebec elections from 1985-1998. He also hosted the program Le Monde from 2002-2004.

Bertrand Hall – Journalist

Bertrand Hall is a journalist at Radio-Canada and was previously the Quebec correspondent for Le Point.

Denis-Martin Chabot – Journalist

Denis has been practicing journalism since 1983, after completing a Journalism degree from Carleton University in Ottawa. He then worked for Radio-Canada, CHOT-TV, station VAT and with CJRC radio. He moved to Toronto in 1985 and worked for Radio-Canada Ontario. In 1986, he moved to western Canada and worked for Radio-Canada Edmonton. He received the Alberta Motion Pictures Industries Association prize for documentary television on the development of the industry of the paper pulp in Alberta in 1990. In 1997, he became the national correspondent for Radio-Canada on television. In 2000, he worked in Halifax and was appointed as the national correspondent of Radio-Canada television in the Atlantic (of Canada). In 2007, he moved to Montreal to work with Radio-Canada Telejournal and in 2008 he received the Judith-Jasmine prize for a report on gay refugees.

Alexis de Lancer – Journalist

Alexis is currently a journalist for Radio-Canada. From 2004-2008 he worked as a journalist for Radio-Canada Alberta. He speaks French, Spanish, Portuguese and English.

Simon Durivage – Journalist and Anchorman

Simon Durivage is a Canadian television french-language news-anchor for RDI en direct. He was recruited by Radio-Canada in 1974 and has since hosted several newscasts: Enjeux, Le Point, Montréal-Express, Montréal ce soir and Rédacteur en chef. Having spent part of his career at network TVA, he anchored the 10 p.m. newscast of this network for a prolonged period. In 2002, he left TVA for Radio-Canada, allowing Sophie Thibault to take his place; she was the first woman-host of a major-network newscast. From 2004 to 2006, he hosted simondurivage.com. Since 2006, he has been the host of RDI en direct on Quebec-based 24-hour news-channel RDI.

Anne-Marie Dussault – Journalist and Anchorwoman

Anne-Marie Dussault worked at Radio-Canada in the 1980s, before joining the team of Le Point and acting as the host of Sunday Today. In 1993, she left television Radio-Canada to join the team of Tele-Quebec, whre she hosted several issues. Meanwhile, she also hosted different radio programs such as Beau temps mauvais temps (Good temperature, bad temperature), Le coeur à l’été (Heart in the summer) and À vous la terre (The land is yours) on Radio-Canada. From 2001 to 2004, she served as the president of the Professional federation of Quebec journalists. In 2006, when she was appointed to co-host a new broadcast policy Télé-Québec during the fall season, she resigned to go lead a daily show at Radio-Canada. Between 2006 and 2007, she hosted public affairs at the heart of the news broadcast. Since autumn 2007, she runs the Téléjournal Midi, whose term was extended to 60 minutes, with a portion of interviews at the beginning of the newsletter. Since the fall of 2008, she has been coordinating the news magazine 24 hours 60 minutes broadcast on RDI. This show is a complete summary of the news of the day with interviews, debates and the intervention of the journalists on the ground.

Céline Galipeau – Journalist and Anchorwoman

Céline was born in Lonueil. She studied political science at the University of Birzeit in Transjordan and english literature at Amman University in Jordan. She began her career at Radio-Canada in 1984. She reported on the Gulf war in 1991, on the civil war in Somalia and the first war in Chetchnia. She spent time based in Paris where she reported on Algeria and on Kosovo. She was also based in Iraq during Saddam Hussein’s reign, and she reported on Pope Jean-Paul II’s visit to Jerusalem in 2000. She returned to Montreal in 2003 and since then has been the anchorwoman of the weekend telejournal program.

Dominique Poirier – Journalist and Anchorwoman

Joyce Napier – Correspondent

Joyce began working at Radio-Canada in 1989. She was the Ottawa parlamentary correspondent and a journalist for Le Point. In 1998, she was the Jerusalem correspondent and spent five years there. She reported on the 2nd intifada, suicide bombings and the construction of the Israel security fence. Since March 2003, she has been the Washington correspondent for Radio-Canada.

Geneviève Asselin – Journalist and Anchorwoman

Bernard Derome – Journalist and Anchorman

Bernard Derome is a news anchor for SRC Television, who anchored the weeknight editions of Le Téléjournal until December 2008. Derome studied at Saint Lawrence College. In 1963, when he was 19 years old, he began his first job in broadcasting at radio station CJBR in Rimouski. He moved to Canada’s government funded French-language broadcaster, Radio-Canada, in 1965 and began anchoring Aujourd’hui (Today) in 1967. Derome was the chief news anchor for Radio-Canada Television from 1970 to 1998, hosting the nightly Le Téléjournal. After leaving the anchor chair in 1998, Derome anchored several news and documentary program. His final broadcast took place on December 18. He was succeeded by Céline Galipeau, formerly the program’s weekend anchor.

Patrice Roy – Journalist and Anchorman

Patrice Roy is the host of Montreal Telejournal, which offers a comprehensive review of the regional, national and international in-depth news that have a direct impact on people’s lives.

Hugues Poulin – Journalist

Born in Beauceville, Quebec, Hugues obtained a baccalaureat in communications from Laval university in 1973, then a training certificate in journalism in Paris, 1974. He began working at Radio-Canada in 1974, as a researcher and a writer. From 1982 to 1989, he was affected with the Canadian policy. He covered the departure of the Haitian dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier, on February 7, 1986. He was the correspondent covering the civil war in El Salvador and the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua and he covered the election of Brian Mulroney. He was appointed as the Washington correspondent in 1989, and covered the first Gulf war and the presidential election of Bill Clinton. In 1994, he moved to Paris, where he reported on Europe until 2000, in particular the election of Jacques Chirac, the great strikes in France in 1995 and the election of Vladimir Poutine in Russia in March 2000. He became the international reporter to the free emission Zone on Radio-Canada. He reported for Radio-Canada about the second Palestinian intifada and the construction of a safety fence in Israel. Since August 2007, he has corresponded to Washington for Radio-Canada.

Alexandra Szacka -Correspondent

Alexandra had been a journalist since the age of 20. She is the current CBC/Radio-Canada correspondent in Moscow. She was assigned there in Fall 2007. Szacka’s career began at Radio Quebec and has earned her numerous awards. She earned a master’s degree in anthropology from Université Laval and is fluent in five languages: English, French, Spanish, Polish and Russian. She lived in Poland until age 15.


Paul Larocque – Journalist and Anchorman

Before joinining the team of TVA Newtwork, Paul reported about Parliament Hill in Quebec in 1992. He reported some highlights of Quebec society such as the referendums of 1980 and 1995 the unforgettable Oka crisis. He was part of many election campaigns in Quebec and Canada. He also reported from places like Haiti and Israel. With his great experience he now joins Peter Bruneau for animation of the VAT 17 hours. In addition, he hosts the show Larocque Lapierre, along with Jean Lapierre.

Richard Latendresse – Correspondent

Richard graduated from McGill University in Political Science and a Journalism degree from Strasbourg University in France. He returned to Quebec in the late 80s and worked for CJPM-TV and CFCM-TV 4 before returning to Montreal to cover international affairs. In the last ten years, he has covered major world-wide events such as the civil wars in Yugoslavia, the troubles in Haiti, the Russian elections, the Sept 11 terror attacks, and two olympic games. He later became part of the program Salut, Bonjour! He also presented news bulletins for the VAT midday news report. He was the commentator for the VAT 17 hours international affairs report. He is now the Washington correspondent.

Alain Laforest – Journalist

Alain is a journalist with LCN and has previously hosted radio shows on CMJF-FM.

Nicolas Rosenbaum – Correspondent

Nicolas is the Israel correspondent in Jerusalem for LCN.

Andrée Ducharme – Journalist

Before working for LCN, Andree worked for the magazine Touring.

André Jobin – Journalist

Guy Lalonde – Journalist

Maryse Gagnon – Journalist

Maryse is a journalist with LCN. She previously reported from Khandar, Afghanistan.

Mathieu Belhumeur – Journalist

Yves Malo – Correspondent

Anne Préfontaine – Journalist

Véronyque Tremblay – Journalist and Anchorwoman

Véronyque Tremblay has lived in several regions of Quebec. She left her native village of Saint-Ambroise, determined to become a journalist. She registered at the Arts and media technology at the Cégep de Jonquière, where she learned the rudiments of the profession and confirmed her passion for information and communication. With her studies barely completed, she obtained an internship in Caraquet, New Brunswick. Her internship experience was successful and she landed her first job on TV at CJPM-TV. She then worked in Quebec at TQS studio. She stayed there for eight years which later turned her into a Managing Editor of the weekend and news anchor for the weekday bulletins. In October 2003, Tremblay Véronyque joined the NRL where she rose to the challenge of morning news. In January 2005, she was entrusted with the first bulletin of LCN and simultaneously on TVA, the TVA-noon weekends.

Pierre Cantin – Journalist and Anchorman

Pierre Cantin was first intrigued by history and pedagogy. Then, after a year of teaching, he studied in the field of communications, entering Promédia, a school specializing in electronic media. From the first course, he knew he would become a journalist, because he discovered a world that fascinated him. In Saint-Hyacinthe, his hometown, he made his debut on the airwaves of local radio. A year later, in 1982, he started at City FM where he was on the air for seven years. He became the news presenter at CKAC and anchor to CJMS, where he worked for four years. In 1998, he joined the team at NRL where he has been the broadcaster of the evening bulletins.

Pierre Bruneau – Journalist and Anchorman

Pierre Bruneau is a Canadian journalist and news anchor. He is the long-time anchor of the weekday edition of Le TVA midi, Le TVA 17 heures and Le TVA 18 heures news bulletins which air on the Quebec television network TVA every weekday. After doing studies in psychology, Bruneau started his media career on various radio stations including Victoriaville’s CFDA, the defunct Trois-Rivières’s CJTR and Montreal’s CKAC and CITE as a host and reporter. At age 23, he became a news anchor for Télé-Metropole (which later became TVA). At first he was the anchor of the 6 PM evening news and also became co-anchors after 2000 for the midday and 5 PM newscast alongside Pierre Jobin and Paul Larocque respectively. For several years, Claude Charron, former Parti Québécois MNA and Cabinet Minister was pairing with Bruneau on the late afternoon news. He was also the host of other shows such as Qu’en pense le Quebec and Y’a du soleil. In 2006, Bruneau celebrated his 30 years of work for TVA and received several awards. He was also inducted in 2003 into the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Elizabeth Rancourt – Journalist

Elizabeth is a web journalist for LCN/TVA.

French Radio


Danny Braün – Journalist

Joane Arcand – Journalist

Joane has always been fascinated by science. From 1987 to 2003, she was part of the scientific broadcast program of Radio-Canada. The past few years, she has carried out more general scientific emissions for the radio. She is also passionate about french literature which gave her the idea of working in communications.

Akli Aït Abdallah – Journalist

Akli left Algeria in September 1990 and moved to Montreal. He began working for Radio-Canada as an intern and later became a reporter for the program “Without borders” in 1999. He travelled to Syria for the funeral of President Asad in 2000 and after September 11th 2001, he reported from Egypt, Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian territories.

Pierre-Luc Brassard – Correspondent

Pierre-Luc is the Radio-Canada correspondent in Cairo, Egypt.

Anyck Béraud – Correspondent

Anyck received a baccalaureat in communications and physical education from the University of Ottawa where she became interested in journalism. She began working at Radio-Canada in 1989. From 2001-2004, she was the main correspondent for the Toronto station. Following the Sept 11 terror attacks, she covered assignments in Washington and Paris. She also covered the Olympic games of Sydney in 2000 and in Salt Lake City in 2002. She became the Washington correspondent in 2004 and covered the last American presidential elections and the negotiations of the UNO regarding Iran’s nuclear program. Since August 2007, she has acted as the radio correspondent for the Middle East.

Christiane Charette – Journalist

Christiane Charette is a Canadian radio and television personality, who has hosted the national morning program on the Première Chaîne radio network since 2006. She also previously hosted the television talk show Christiane Charette en direct for SRC Television. The daughter of Quebec journalist Raymond Charette, she studied art history at the Université de Montréal and worked for the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts before joining Radio-Canada.

Frédéric Nicoloff – Journalist

Frederic reports from Afghanistan for Radio-Canada.

François Brousseau – Journalist

François Brousseau is the international affairs analyst for Radio-Canada. He has reported in Italy, Haiti, Poland, Yugoslavia, Israel, Taiwan and Cuba. He has interviewed many prominent people like Mikhaïl Gorbatchev, Lech Walesa, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Kim Dae-jung, Shimon Peres, Ariel Sharon, José Ramos-Horta, Oscar Arias et Giulio Andreotti. He began working for Radio-Canada in 2002. He already had a long career in journalism when he worked as an international affairs journalist for Le Devoir from 1991 to 1997. From 1997-2000, he took a break from journalism and worked as the director of communications for the Délégation générale of Québec in New York. He received a national magazine award for his article in L’actualite entitled “Are we alone in the universe?”

Aline Gobeil – Journalist

Aline reports on environmental affairs for Radio-Canada.

Michel Désautels – Journalist

Michel is a Quebec journalist and animater who has receieved two prizes for his journalism: The “Robert-Cliche” prize in 1998 and the “Raymond-Charette” prize in 2004.

Manon Globensky – Correspondent

Manon Globensky is the Paris correspondent for Radio-Canada. She first began working as a reporter in 1986. She occupied the post of the parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa from 1994 to 2004. As the correspondent, she traveled to Kosovo in 1999, to Afghanistan in 2001, to Kuwait in 2006 and to Iraq in 2003. She has been reporting about the Middle East since 2004. She covered the 2005 Israeli evacuation of Gaza, the Hamas elections in Gaza, the Egyptian presidential elections and the Israel-Hezbollah war in 2006.

Madeleine Blais-Morin – Journalist

Madeleine is a broadcaster at CBC French Radio.


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