Chantal Hébert: An insight into Canadian politics
October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm$95
Join us for a special luncheon with political columnist Chantal Hébert as we celebrate Persons Day at Hycroft! Each October we commemorate Persons Day to recognize the historic decision to include women in the legal definition of “persons”, giving women the right to be appointed to the Senate of Canada and leading the way for women’s increased participation in public and political life. As both a national affairs columnist with the Toronto Star and L’Actualité and weekly participant on CBC’s The National, Chantal is an expert on Canadian politics and we are honoured to have her share her insights with us.
This event is also made possible in partnership with Visions Ouest Productions and is a part of their 25th anniversary celebration.
UWCV Members $85 + tax
Non-Members $95 + tax
Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer with The Toronto Star, a guest columnist for L’Actualité, and a weekly participant on the political panel At Issue on CBC TV’s The National. A prolific journalist who is passionate about Canadian politics―particularly in relation to Quebec―Chantal speaks with authority and passion on public policy and other matters of national importance.
She first covered Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada and subsequently served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. A graduate of Glendon College, York University, Chantal is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary degrees from a dozen Canadian universities. She is an officer of the Order of Canada and a recipient of two Asia-Pacific media fellowships (Malaysia and Japan). In 2006 she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award. Ms. Hébert’s second book titled The Morning After was published in September 2014.
Visions Ouest Production (VOP) is a non-profit organization that promotes interest within the province of British Columbia and the community at large in artistic, recreational, educational and cultural activities in French and in English and provide a forum for dialogue and cross-cultural communication. For more information please visit www.rendez-vousvancouver.com