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Bernard Drainville

Bernard Drainville

  • Member for Marie-Victorin
  • Parti québécois
  • Official Opposition House Leader
  • Official Opposition critic for ethics and integrity
  • Official Opposition critic for the Election Act and access to information
  • Official Opposition critic for the reform of democratic institutions
 

Biography

Born in Île-Dupas on June 6, 1963
Married and father of three children

Education

  • Master's degree in international relations, London School of Economics
  • Bachelor's degree in political science, University of Ottawa

Professional Experience

  • Bureau chief and parliamentary correspondent at the National Assembly, Radio-Canada (2006-2007)
  • Moderator of the leaders' debate during the Montréal municipal election campaign (2005)
  • Host-interviewer, RDI's La part des choses, Radio-Canada (2003-2006)
  • News correspondent in Latin America, Radio-Canada (2001-2003)
  • Parliamentary correspondent in Ottawa, Radio-Canada (1998-2001)
  • Newsroom journalist, Radio-Canada (1996-1998)
  • Journalist, Montréal ce soir, Radio-Canada (1994-1996)
  • Journalist, Les affaires et la vie, Radio-Canada (1991-1994)
  • Journalist, Radio-Canada, Windsor (1989-1991)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Recipient, Amnesty International Journalism Award for a two-part series on the Bojaya massacre in Columbia (2002)
  • Recipient, Judith-Jasmin award for his investigative report on Pierre Bourque and the illegal financing of Vision Montréal (1997)
  • Recipient, Commonwealth Scholarship (1988)
  • Parliamentary intern, House of Commons, Ottawa (1987-1988)
  • Chair, Canadian Federation of Students (Ontario) (1985-1986)
  • President, Student Federation of the University of Ottawa (1984-1985)
  • Page, House of Commons, Ottawa (1982-1983)