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Pierre Duchesne

Pierre Duchesne

  • Minister of Higher Education, Research, Science and Technology
 

Biography

Born in Jonquière on August 27, 1964
Married and father of three children

Education

  • Certificate in journalism, Université Laval (1988)
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, Université Laval (1986)

Professional Experience

  • Lecturer in television journalism, Université Laval (since 2011)
  • Political analyst, Radio-Canada television, Québec City (2010-2012)
  • Parliamentary correspondent in Québec City (2005-2012)
  • Investigative journalist, Radio-Canada television (2004-2005)
  • Reporter, Radio-Canada television (2001-2004)
  • Reporter, Première Chaîne channel of Radio-Canada (1996-2001)
  • Journalist, Première Chaîne channel of Radio-Canada (1990-1996)
  • Project manager and head of communications, Cogesult (1989-1990)
  • Communications consultant, Corporation de développement des Laurentides (1988)
  • Intern and freelance journalist, Radio-Canada radio (1987-1988)
  • Intern, Ministère des Relations internationales du Québec (1986)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Participant at the International Annual Conference of News Ombudsmen, Montréal (2011)
  • Recipient of the Richard-Arès prize awarded by the magazine L’Action nationale (2005)
  • Finalist for the Prix de la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale for the biography Jacques Parizeau – Le Régent, volume 3 (2004)
  • Finalist for the Prix de la Présidence de l’Assemblée nationale for the biography Jacques Parizeau – Le Baron, volume 2 (2003)
  • Recipient of the Michener-Deacon Fellowship to complete the biography of Jacques Parizeau (2002)
  • Joint recipient of the Radio-Canada French-language radio award for best news story (2001)
  • Selected by Société Radio-Canada to write an unauthorized biography of former premier Jacques Parizeau: Jacques Parizeau – Le Croisé, volume 1, 2001; Jacques Parizeau – Le Baron, volume 2, 2002; Jacques Parizeau – Le Régent, volume 3, 2004
  • Recipient of the John Humphrey journalism award given by the French Canadian branch of Amnesty International (1998 and 1999)
  • Recipient of the grand prize for radio awarded by the Communauté des radios publiques de langue française (France-Belgium-Switzerland-Canada) (1998)
  • Recipient of the Radio-Canada French-language radio award for best news story (1998)