TORONTO, May 19, 2020 /CNW/ - Chantal Hébert, the award-winning political contributor to the Toronto Star, L'actualité and the At Issue panel on CBC News's The National, will speak about Canadian leadership and the COVID-19 pandemic on the next J-Talks Live webcast. It takes place on Thursday, May 21 at 1 p.m. EDT.
In managing the biggest health and economic crisis of our time, Canadian politicians and public officials are deploying varying strategies and levels of transparency. What does the handling of COVID-19 reveal about those at the helm of our country and our provinces — and what might this mean for Canada post-pandemic?
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"For the most part, it appears our leaders have been able to cast partisanship and politics aside in order to confront the pandemic," says Anna Maria Tremonti, who hosts the J-Talks Live series and is also the host of More, the CBC podcast. "But how long can this alignment last, and what does the political picture look like further down the road?"
This event is part of the Canadian Journalism Foundation's J-Talks program, which explores pressing journalistic issues. This special series of free 40-minute webcasts focuses on journalism's critical role in the COVID-19 crisis and the challenges reporters cover to bring trustworthy news and information to Canadians.
Recent special J-Talks webcasts included discussions with Ian Hanomansing, Vancouver-based host of CBC News's The National, The Globe and Mail's award-winning health reporter André Picard, Jane Lytvynenko, senior reporter with BuzzFeed News and Nathan VanderKlippe, Asia correspondent for The Globe and Mail.
The CJF thanks the generosity of J-Talks series sponsor BMO Financial Group and in-kind supporter CISION.
DATE: Thursday, May 21, 2020, 1 p.m. EDT
About The Canadian Journalism Foundation
Founded in 1990, The Canadian Journalism Foundation promotes, celebrates and facilitates excellence in journalism. The foundation runs a prestigious awards and fellowships program featuring an industry gala where news leaders, journalists and corporate Canada gather to celebrate outstanding journalistic achievement and the value of professional journalism. Through monthly J-Talks, a public speakers' series, the CJF facilitates dialogue among journalists, business people, academics and students about the role of the media in Canadian society and the ongoing challenges for media in the digital era. The foundation also fosters opportunities for journalism education, training and research.
SOURCE Canadian Journalism Foundation
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