The Honourable François Philippe Champagne, Minister of International Trade, is a businessman, lawyer, and international trade specialist that has over 20 years’ experience working for major companies worldwide. First elected in 2015, Francois-Philippe previously served as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Finance until early 2017. He has had a highly successful international career, and was named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum as well as “Personality of the Week La Presse/Radio-Canada” in 2009. More recently, he was involved in the field of green technology and the environment. Over the years, François-Philippe has held key roles internationally, most notably as Group Vice-President and Senior Counsel at ABB Group, with over 150,000 employees. Later he served as Strategic Development Director, acting General Counsel, and Chief Ethics Officer and Member of the Group Management Committee at AMEC, a leader in the global energy sector. In addition to sitting on several boards, such as TakingITGlobal, Incheon Bridge Corporation (South Korea) and the C3E (Canadian Centre of Excellence in Energy Efficiency), he was also president of a major pan-Canadian strategic think tank. First and foremost, François-Philippe is heavily engaged in his community. He was a speaker at the Rassemblement jeunesse de la Mauricie, and honorary president of the Alliance régionale des chambres de commerce de la Mauricie, the Poppy Campaign and the Relay for Life in Shawinigan.
Tom Mulcair while attending the Gay Pride Parade Montreal 2017. Tom Mulcair is a Canadian politician who is the leader of the New Democratic Party of Canada. A Member of Parliament for the electoral district of Outremont in Quebec since 2007, he was selected as the leader of the NDP at a leadership election on March 24, 2012, on the fourth ballot
Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois while attending the Gay Pride Parade Montreal 2017. Gabriel Nadeau-Dubois, né le 31 mai 1990 à Montréal, parfois désigné par ses initiales GND, est un homme politique québécois. Figure emblématique de la grève étudiante québécoise de 2012, il est depuis mai 2017 co-porte-parole de Québec solidaire et député de Gouin.
Seamus O’Regan ran in 2014 as a Liberal Party of Canada candidate in the riding of St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, in Newfoundland and Labrador. He was elected as a Liberal Member of Parliament on October, 2015. In addition to his new role, at the House of Commons, Seamus is also a Member on the Standing Committee on Canadian Heritage. Seamus spent almost a decade as the host of Canada AM on CTV where he developed a deep appreciation for the country’s strengths and its unique place in the world. As a journalist, he traveled the globe, from Antarctica to Afghanistan, interviewing leaders and newsmakers about the most critical issues of the day. Earlier in his career, Seamus worked as senior policy advisor to former Newfoundland and Labrador premier Brian Tobin. He also worked as executive assistant to former provincial Justice Minister Ed Roberts. Seamus holds a Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Cambridge. He has studied politics at St. Francis Xavier University and University College, Dublin, and business studies at INSEAD in Paris. He was a National Ambassador for Bell’s Let’s Talk campaign, working diligently to remove the stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Anchor for News at 6 and Late News at CTV while attending the Gay Pride Parade Montreal 2017. Mutsumi Takahashi is chief news anchor of CTV Montreal News. — in Montreal, Quebec.
Justin Pierre James Trudeau PC MP (born 25 December 1971) is a Canadian politician serving as the 23rd and current Prime Minister of Canada since 2015 and Leader of the Liberal Party since 2013. Trudeau is the second-youngest Canadian Prime Minister, after Joe Clark; he is also the first to be related to a previous holder of the post, as the eldest son of Pierre Trudeau. Born in Ottawa, Trudeau attended Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and graduated from McGill University in 1994 and the University of British Columbia in 1998. He gained a high public profile in October 2000, when he delivered a eulogy at his father's state funeral. After graduating, he worked as a teacher in Vancouver, British Columbia. He completed one year of an engineering program at Montreal's École Polytechnique, from 2002 to 2003, and one year of a master's program in environmental geography at McGill University, from 2004 to 2005. He advocates for various causes, and portrayed a cousin in the 2007 TV miniseries The Great War In the 2008 federal election, he was elected to represent the riding of Papineau in the House of Commons. In 2009, he was appointed the Liberal Party's critic for youth and multiculturalism, and the following year, became critic for citizenship and immigration. In 2011, he was appointed as critic for secondary education and youth and amateur sport. Trudeau won the leadership of the Liberal Party in April 2013 and went on to lead his party to victory in the 2015 federal election, moving the 3rd-placed Liberals from 36 seats to 184 seats, the largest-ever numerical increase by a party in a Canadian general election.
Kyries Hebert (born October 9, 1980) is a professional Canadian football linebacker/safety who is currently a member of the Ottawa Redblacks of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was originally signed by the Minnesota Vikings as an undrafted free agent in 2002. He played college football at Louisiana-Lafayette.
Mitsou (born September 1, 1970 in Loretteville, Quebec) is a Canadian pop singer, businesswoman, television and radio host, and actress. She is credited as Mitsou Gélinas when acting, but records simply as Mitsou (the French spelling of Mitsu, which means honey in Japanese). Mitsou has also acted in a number of Quebec films, most recently in Denys Arcand's Academy Award-winning Les invasions barbares. She was top billed in 1992's Coyote, which was a major release in Quebec (released during her popularity as a singer, she was billed as simply Mitsou for this release). She also wrote the song "Le Toucher" for the film The Bone Collector. In 2000, Mitsou joined C’t’encore drôle, the morning show on Radio Énergie 94.3 FM (now NRJ 94,3) in Montreal. She was an instant hit, as evidenced by the show’s high ratings and enormous popularity with 18- to 34-year-olds who have made it the number one morning show for 10 years straight. By June 15, 2012, Mitsou left the morning show of the station after 12 years. On August 20, 2012, Gélinas revealed that she signed on to join the rival CFGL-FM as the drive home co-host but won't begin her duties until November. Since 2001 she has been the editor of a Quebec magazine for young women, Clin d'oeil. In 2005, she hosted the show Au Courant on CBC Newsworld, an English-language program that focuses on "what's hot and happening in French Canada." In February 2009, it was announced that Mitsou would become the "beauty ambassador" for Lise Watier, a Canadian-based cosmetics and skincare product line, and would subsequently appear in the company's advertising campaigns. In 2009, she also hosted Comment va ta famille?, a documentary series that portrays the state of the family in Quebec in 2008-2009, and television magazine La liste, produced by Marie-France Bazzo for ARTV. She also joined the cast of L’Enfant Prodige, a movie about pianist André Mathieu, in which she played Vivianne Jobin, one of Mathieu's mistresses. In fall 2009, she began serving as a presenter for the TV program Kampaï! À votre santé, a show on healthy cooking and dining, for Radio-Canada.
François-Louis Tremblay (born November 13, 1980, in Alma, Quebec, Canada) is a retired Canadian short track speed skater and five-time Olympic medalist who competed at the 2002, 2006, and 2010 Winter Olympics. François-Louis Tremblay is one of only two Canadian men to win 5 medals at the Winter Olympic games, the other man being Marc Gagnon. At the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, Tremblay was a member of Canada's gold medal-winning 5,000-meter relay team. In Turin, Italy, at the 2006 Olympic Winter Games, he won two silver medals. He won an individual medal by finishing second in the men's 500-meter race and also took part in the men's 5,000-meter relay that finished second behind the South Korean team. He added a bronze medal in the 500 m and gold medal in the 5000 m relay in 2010. Tremblay was a two-time world champion at 500 meters, having won back-to-back titles at the 2005 World Short Track Championships in Beijing and again at the 2006 World Short Track Championships in Minneapolis.
Sébastien Benoît is a Canadia TV host, interviewer, reporter and columnist. Host of the Coup de Food show, Sébastiern can be seen on many of the Canal Évasion and Zeste platforms. He has made his place at the helm of many popular television and radio programs.You can also follow him on his blog each month at evasiontv.ca/sebastien. A true workaholic, Sebastien drives two careers at the same time. Parallel to his television work, we have heard him on the air at CKOI before going to 105,7 Rythme FM in 2004 where, with his great enthusiasm and talent, he hosted the number 1 Quebec afternoon drive home show “Le bonheur est à 16h00” on top of hosting “Super Set” from 19h00 to 19h30. Always with Rythme 15,7, he then hosted “Heureux! Montréal” alongside Marie-Soleil Michon since 2012. In 2014, he begins working with Mitsou Gélinas in Mitsou & Sébastien, a daily Rythme 105,7 FM produced radio show.
Nathalie Lambert, (born December 1, 1963 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian Olympic medalist in short-track speed skating. She won one Gold medal and two Silver medals at the Winter Olympics, and was Canada's flag bearer at the 1992 Albertville Olympics closing ceremony. She is also a three-time Overall World Champion for 1991, 1993 and 1994. Lambert won the 11 international competitions in which she participated, between 1992 and 1994. She won the all-around world championship three times: in 1991, 1993 and 1994. On June 30, 2016, Lambert was made a Officer of the Order of Canada by Governor General David Johnston. Her citation read: "For her achievements in Olympic Sport and for her tremendous contributions to athletics in Canada as a renowned mentor and spokesperson."
Brigitte Bedard is a Canadian TV presenter. Brigitte Bedard’s TV career started when she began working for Lise Watier Cosmetics as the producer of the company’s television shows. Due to an interesting turn of events, the producer became a guest and regular contributor on camera from then on. She caught the TV bug! The offer to become a weather presenter on TVA/LCN however was hard to refuse. Since 1999, Brigitte has been a steady presence on the small screen, reaching weather-obsessed Quebecers throughout the province on a daily basis. She has also co-hosted the morning show on LCN, as well as presented the Arts & Entertainment segments. Excellent communicator, perfectly bilingual, flexible and versatile, Brigitte regularly hosts events, big and small, such as fundraisers, corporate events and golf tournaments.
Jean-Marc Chouinard (born 6 November 1963) is a Canadian fencer. He competed in the individual and team épée events at four consecutive Olympic Games from 1984 to 1996.
Bruny Surin (born July 12, 1967) is a Canadian track and field athlete, winner of a gold medal in the 4×100 metres relay at the 1996 Summer Olympics. In 2008 he was inducted into Canada's Sports Hall of Fame as part of the 1996 Summer Olympics 4x100 relay team. In the 100 metres, he has broken the 10-second barrier multiple times and holds a personal record of 9.84 seconds.
Chantal Desjardins is a television and radio personality, stand-up comedian, voiceover actor and event host. Most recently, Chantal could be seen hosting all of the regional Montreal Canadiens broadcasts on Sportsnet. She hosted a live half hour pregame show in studio, as well as intermissions and the post game show. She also filed daily reports on the team and hosted the occasional live broadcast from the arena. Chantal started her career in Winnipeg as a sports anchor at Citytv before joining the Astral radio family in Montreal, first as a traffic and sports reporter, and then as a co-host on the drive home show on Virgin Radio with Mark Bergman. Deciding that sleep was overrated, Chantal joined the CHOM 97.7 morning show as a co-host with PJ Stock and Pete Marier before eventually moving down the hall to CJAD800 to anchor the sports casts on the Aaron Rand Show every afternoon. Chantal has also anchored for both the entertainment and sports departments at CTV Montreal. In addition to her vast television and radio career, Chantal has been quickly rising through the comedy ranks, performing at comedy clubs, corporate events and charity fundraisers across Canada and the US. Chantal also has a home voiceover business and has voiced hundreds of television and radio commercials, e-learning programs, audiobooks and phone systems.
Marie-Lyne Joncas is an actress, known for King Dave (2016), Bon Cop Bad Cop 2 (2017) and Le trip à trois (2017).
Stephanie Horner (born March 19, 1989, Bathurst, New Brunswick) is a competition swimmer from Canada. She is a butterfly and freestyle specialist.
Annie Pelletier (born December 22, 1973 in Montreal, Quebec) is a retired female diver from Canada, who won the bronze medal in the women's 3 metres springboard event at the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia. She was affiliated with the Club Aquatique Montréal Olympique during her career. For August 2008, she was a diving commentator for Télévision de Radio-Canada at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Jean-Luc Brassard (born August 24, 1972) is a Canadian freestyle skier, winning the gold medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Brassard has been credited with popularizing the wearing of bright knee pads to show off absorption and leg position for mogul skiers to best show judges how smoothly the athlete is taking the turns. He was born in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Quebec. In his other Olympic appearances, Brassard placed 7th in 1992, 4th in 1998 and 21st in 2002. In 2005 he became the spokesman of Le Massif. Brassard served as an assistant chef de mission for Canada at the 2014 Winter Olympics. Brassard is currently a radio commentator and also the narrator of the French version of the television documentary program How It's Made.
Joannie Rochette (born January 13, 1986) is a Canadian figure skater. She is the 2010 Olympic bronze medalist, the 2009 World silver medalist, the 2008 and 2009 Four Continents silver medalist, the 2004 Grand Prix Final bronze medalist, and a six-time (2005–10) Canadian national champion.
Jay Walker is host of CHOM FM’s “Montreal Rocks” a 2 hour critically acclaimed, free format new music show. Montreal Rocks showcases the biggest news makers of the week both local and internationally. Tune in Sundays 10 to Midnight on CHOM 97.7fm / CHOM.COM Jay can also be seen every Friday on Montreal’s number 1 morning television show “Global Mornings” as entertainment contributor for Global Television. Summer months Jay keeps Montrealers in the festival mode! As he hosts “Summer in The City” during the 7am, 6pm and 11pm newscasts! Fluently bilingual, his passion for music, culture and food Jay can be heard across Canada in Radio Canada ICI Premiere “Tandem” and on Quebec’s food channel Zeste as the hosts “Resto Mundo” where he discovers culture through cuisine! Jay got his start in media as a producer for The Team 990 AM in 1999 (producing Expos games!), and has worked in radio ever since, while expanding his original horizons to hosting, producing, creative development and writing, for both radio and television, and for both English and French stations. With a strong focus on music, news, sports and lifestyle, his skills set is well-rounded and balanced, from producing CHOM’s morning show “Mornings Rock with Terry & Ted”at only 23 years old, to segment producing for entertainment show Flash, or interviewing Hollywood’s biggest stars as a reporter for “Box-Office”.