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.
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