Chantal, a national affairs columnist at the Toronto Star, began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. Chantal is a graduate of Glendon College, York University. She is a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s, York University, the University of Western Ontario and Concordia University. She is a recipient of two Asia-Pacific media fellowships (Malaysia and Japan). She is the 2005 recipient of the APEX Public Service Award. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy, as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award. Chantal’s second book, titled The Morning After, was published in September 2014. In 2014, she won a National Magazine Award (gold) for her political column in L’actualité. She is an officer of the Order of Canada.