“[Hébert is] an unusually talented political observer. . . . Many political books enlighten and entertain by exploring how personalities shape politics and public policy. That’s too modest a challenge for Hébert. . . . her sharpest focus is on ideas that become trends and then patterns. . . . Hébert’s work is salted with answers as well as layers of insights.”
“Known as a straight shooter. . . [Hébert writes with] sprinkles of clever turns of phrase.”
“I hope there is another book. It should start with The strengths of this one solid information, historical perspective, careful analysis, clear thinking.”
“Canadians will be greatly aided by the new book by Chantal Hébert . . . who may be the country’s most consistently insightful analyst of federal politics, especially as it plays in Quebec.
Anyone in Canada who cares about politics will find French Kiss
a rewarding read.”
“Hébert makes several astute observations. . . . Gratifying.”
–The Vancouver Sun
About the Author
Chantal Hébert is a national political affairs columnist for the Toronto Star
and a weekly guest columnist in Le Devoir
. She is regular guest on the “At Issue” political panel on CBC Television’s The National
. A graduate of York University’s Glendon College, Hébert is a senior fellow of Massey College, University of Toronto, and the 2006 recipient of the Hyman Soloman Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism. She lives in Montreal.