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Political Columnist Chantal Hébert At UVic

Award-winning journalist Chantal Hébert will give a special presentation at the University of Victoria on Nov. 20. This event is part of Canada’s Public Policy Forum 25th Anniversary Lecture Series.

Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for Le Devoir and L’Actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel At Issue on CBC’s The National as well as Radio-Canada’s Les coulisses du pouvoir.

Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has reported in English and in French on Canada’s constitutional and referendum wars, the 1988 free-trade debate as well as the more recent rebirth of the Conservative movement. She is the author of the 2007 book French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date with Quebec. In 2006, Hébert received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy. She was appointed to the Order of Canada in 2012.

       WHAT: Missing the forest for the trees: The growing
       disconnect between the media and average Canadians, with Chantal Hébert
       Opening remarks by Public Policy Forum President and CEO
       David J. Mitchell and UVic President David Turpin.
       Closing remarks by Mr. Mitchell and UVic Vice-President
       External Relations Carmen Charette.
       WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6 - 8 p.m.; lecture 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
       WHERE: David Lam Auditorium, MacLaurin Building A144, UVic
       Free and open to the public.
       Limited seating. Pre-registration required at www.ppforum.ca/events/25th-anniversary-lecture-series-university-victoria.

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of government in Canada through enhanced dialogue among the public, private and voluntary sectors: www.ppforum.ca.

For more information about special events taking place during UVic’s 50th anniversary year, please visit www.uvic.ca/anniversary/.


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Natasha Gauthier (Public Policy Forum) at 613-238-7858 ext. 220 or Natasha.Gauthier@ppforum.ca
Melanie Groves (UVic Communications) at 250-472-4357 or mgroves@uvic.ca

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