André Pratte

Editorial Pages Editor (Éditorialiste en chef) at La Presse

André Pratte has been a journalist for 30 years. He has covered politics for most of his career, as a reporter, a columnist and an editor. He was named Editorial Pages Editor («Éditorialiste en chef») at La Presse in 2001. He has written six books on politics and the media, including Charest – His Life and Politics (Stoddart, 1998), and Wilfrid Laurier (Penguin Canada, 2011). He was editor of Reconquering Canada – Quebec federalists speak up for change (Douglas & McIntyre, 2008) a series of essays by a group of Québec federalists taking a fresh look at Québecers’ relationship with the rest of the country. Along with 11 other well known Quebecers including former Premier Lucien Bouchard, André Pratte was signatory to a manifesto which had a major political impact in Québec, For a clear eyed vision of Québec (2006). In 2007, 2008 and 2010, he won the Canadian Newspaper Award for best editorialist. He is one of the founders of The Federal Idea, a think tank on federalism ( André lives in the Saint-Lambert, Québec with his wife, two children and Solo, an uncontrollable Airedale Terrier.

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