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Bernard Drainville

  • Minister responsible for Democratic Institutions and Active Citizenship
  • Chair of the Comité ministériel
    de l'identité

Following his studies in political science in Ottawa and international relations at the London School of Economics, Bernard Drainville has worked most of his career at Radio-Canada as a journalist, correspondent, parliamentary correspondent, host and interviewer, and bureau chief. His career in journalism was marked by prestigious awards. In 2002, he was given an Amnesty International Media Award for a series of two reports on the Bojaya massacre in Colombia. In 1997, he earned the Prix Judith-Jasmin for his investigation “Pierre Bourque et le financement illégal de Vision Montréal.” The award honours Québec’s best press and electronic journalism. He also won a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1988.

In 2007, Bernard Drainville was elected Member of the National Assembly for the riding of Marie-Victorin. He first served as Official Opposition critic for Health, then for Canadian Intergovernmental Affairs, and until most recently for Energy Development and Independence.


Secrétariat aux institutions
démocratiques et à la participation citoyenne

875, Grande Allée Est
5e étage
Bureau 5.725
Québec (Québec)  G1R 4Y8
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Phone: 418 646-8542
Fax: 418 646-7769

Chief of staff: Louise-Andrée Moisan
Press attaché: Manuel Dionne

Last update: February 26, 2014
Online as of: December 2, 2010

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