Chantal Hébert is a political columnist with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L’actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel At Issue on CBC’s The National, as well as on Les Coulisses du Pouvoir and the Montreal radio show Gravel le matin. Hébert first covered Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She subsequently served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. Hébert is a graduate of Glendon College, York University. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary degrees from various Canadian universities. She is 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. Hébert’s second book titled The Morning After was published in September 2014. She won a 2014 National Magazine Award (gold) for her political column in L’actualité. She is an officer of the Order of Canada.
Canada’s Changing Landscape: The Next Big Shift
Chantal Hébert has been commenting on Canadian politics and on how political decisions have profound effects on the national conversation for many years. For the past decades, the baby boomer generation has dominated Canadian politics and the economy. Its long reign is coming to an end. The country is on the cusp of a major shift, both in electoral demographics and leadership in the workplace; it is already starting to have profound effects on the national conversation.