CHANTAL HEBERT is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L'Actualite. She is a weekly participant on the political panel "At Issue" on CBC's The National as well as Radio-Canada's Les Coulisses du pouvoir. Her first book is French Kiss- Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec. Hebert is a past recipient of the Hyman Solomon prize for excellence in journalism and public policy. JEAN LAPIERRE is a political commentator for CTV and TVA television networks. He has a daily commentary on the Cogeco radio stations and on CJAD Montreal. In his previous life as a Member of Parliament he served in John Turner's and Paul Martin's Liberal cabinets. In between he was a founding member of the Bloc Quebecois. The author lives in Ottawa, ON; Les Iles-de-la-Madeleine, QC.
FINALIST 2014 QWF Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-FictionLONGLISTED 2015 BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction "[Chantal Hebert] may be the country's most consistently insightful analyst of federal politics, especially as it plays in Quebec." --"Maclean's" "Hebert possesses an unparalleled aptitude for political analysis." --Hour.ca "["French Kiss"] not only reads the entrails of the last federal election, but offers a sober--and sobering--assessment of the Canadian political firmament as we speak. . . . It's very good work. --"Edmonton Journal""