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Bernard Drainville

Bernard Drainville

  • Member for Lévis
  • Coalition avenir Québec
  • Minister of Education
  • Minister Responsible for the Chaudière-Appalaches Region


Born in La Visitation-de-l'Île-Dupas in 1963
Married and father of three children


  • Master's degree in international relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Bachelor's degree in political science, concentration in communication, University of Ottawa

Professional Experience

  • Radio host and political journalist, Puisqu'il faut se lever, hosted by Paul Arcand (98,5 FM), and La Joute (TVA) (2016-2022)
  • Radio and television journalist (parliamentary correspondent, news correspondent in Latin America and host), Société Radio-Canada (RDI) (1989-2007)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Recipient, Amnesty International Journalism Award, for reports on civil war in Columbia (2002)
  • Recipient, Judith-Jasmin award, for investigative report on illegal political financing (1997)
  • Recipient, Commonwealth Scholarship (1988)