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Losing the thread of the conversation: Covering Canadian politics in the social media era



Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 12:15pm to 1:15pm


Rozsa Centre — Eckhardt Gramatté Hall

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In a world wired 24 hours a day, are the political class and the media covering it better connected to the reality or the opposite? And is the electorate better informed?

Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L’actualité. She is a weekly participant on the “At Issue” political panel on CBC's The National, as well as on Les Coulisses du Pouvoir and the Montreal Gravel le matin. Ms. Hébert first covered Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada and subsequently served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds ten honorary degrees. Ms. Hébert’s second book titled The Morning After was published in September. She is an officer of the Order of Canada.

This lecture will take place in French, with simultaneous interpretation in English.