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National columnist Chantal Hebert to speak at Brock

October 25, 2006

Chantal Hebert, national affairs columnist for the Toronto Star, will be the guest speaker for the 2006 D. G. Willmot Distinguished Lecture Series, sponsored by the Faculty of Business at Brock University. The lecture will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Sean O'Sullivan Theatre. A reception will follow the presentation.

Hebert, who is also a guest columnist with Montreal's Le Devoir and a regular commentator on CBC's The National's weekly At Issue panel, will present a lecture entitled "A Federal Progress Report."

As the federal Conservatives approach their first year in office, how is Prime Minister Stephen Harper faring? Can a disunited left prevent the Conservatives from assuming the role of Canada's natural governing party? What is the progress of the Liberal leadership race? Hebert will share her thoughts on these points as well as on the status of the Medicare debate.

The journalist, who is based in Ottawa on Parliament Hill, is a regular participant in other television and radio current affairs shows in French and English. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for La Presse and Le Devoir as well as a parliamentary radio correspondent for Radio- Canada.

Hebert started her career in 1975 in Toronto working for Radio-Canada television news.

She is the 2005 recipient of APEX's Public Service Citation as well as the 2006 recipient of the Hyman Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy.

Hebert is a senior fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. As part of the Asia Pacific Foundation Fellowship program, she has travelled extensively to Japan, Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.

Admission to the Willmot lecture is free. However, tickets are required and are available from the Centre for the Arts Box Office at 905-688-5550, ext. 3257.

For more information, please contact Meredith Simon, Faculty of Business, at 905-688-5550, ext. 3897; e-mail:



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