Chantal Hébert

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Chantal Hébert OC (born April 24, 1954) is a Canadian columnist and political commentator. Hébert was born in Ottawa, Ontario. She is the eldest of 5 children. In 1966 her family moved to Toronto where the 12-year-old was enrolled in École secondaire catholique Monseigneur-de-Charbonnel. She then attended Ontario's first francophone high school, École secondaire Étienne-Brûlé. After high school, Hébert obtained a B.A. degree in 1976 in Political science from the bilingual Glendon College of York University. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Hébert began her media career in 1975 at the regional television and radio newsroom of the French language Radio-Canada facility in Toronto. She eventually became their reporter covering provincial politics at Queen's Park. After Radio-Canada appointed Hébert to cover federal politics on Parliament Hill, she worked as bureau chief for Montreal's Le Devoir and La Presse. Widely respected for her straightforward and factual approach to political issues, she has written columns appearing in the London Free Press, the Ottawa Citizen and the National Post and currently in Le Devoir and the Toronto Star. In 1995,

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