Denise Bombardier

A journalist, writer, and commentator of Quebec and Francophile culture and politics whose renowned talent for polemics will add a non-conformist perspective to the Trudeau Foundation network

A native of Montréal, Denise Bombardier is a journalist, a writer, and a well-known personality throughout the French-speaking world. She has contributed to political and cultural programs on Canadian television and radio for thirty-five years. After twelve years as an op-ed columnist for Le Devoir and seven years as a regular commentator for the evening news on TVA, she is now a columnist for the Journal de Montréal and the arts commentator on Radio-Canada’s weekly radio programme Culture Club.

Ms. Bombardier has published more than twenty essays and novels in France, among them Une enfance à l’eau bénite (Seuil), Lettre ouverte aux Français qui se croient le nombril du monde (Albin Michel), L’énigmatique Céline Dion (Éditions XO), and L’Anglais (Robert Laffont). She holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of Montreal and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Paris 2. She is a Knight of the National Order of Quebec, an Officer of the French Legion of Honour and a Member of the Order of Canada.

Photo: Maude Chauvin, 2012

  • January 4, 2015
    A total of seven members of the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation were appointed to the Order of Canada on 30 December 2015. This honour recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation. Included among the 69 recipients announced by the Governor General of Canada, are: Companion of the Order of Canada