Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer for the Toronto Star , a guest for the magazine L’Actualité, a regular commentator on CBC’s The National‘s weekly At Issue panel and participates in other French-language television and radio current affairs shows. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for La Presse and Le Devoir as well as a parliamentary radio correspondent for Radio-Canada. Hebert is a member of the Order of Canada as well as Senior Fellow at Massey College, University of Toronto. As part of the Asia Pacific Foundation Fellowship program, she has traveled extensively to Japan, South-East Asia and Hong Kong.
Her first book, French Kiss: Stephen Harper’s Blind Date with Quebec, was published in 2007, and her most recent book, The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum And The Day That Almost Was, was published in 2014.