An interview by Thomas Gerbet, a young journalist at Radio-Canada (Gerbet was a French journalism student who came here on an exchange internship ... and stayed). Worth a listen if you have an hour to spare sometime, somewhere - this is the kind of thing you can listen to in transit...
I didn't expect Mme David to stand for another term, but I'm rather surprised and disappointed that she didn't finish her term. Of course we don't know her reasons (health or others).
Suzanne Chartrand has spent the past months writing about her father, the radical union leader Michel Chartrand, who died a a few years ago. Today would be his 100th birthday.
Here is a letter celebrating his life and social movements here and elsewhere. Note that Suzanne's mother, Simone Monet-Chartrand, was also a lifelong social activist - I have her autobiography in my library, with a dedication. I knew both of them, but can't claim to have been an intimate friend.