Deal is off between Duceppe and CBC

Former Bloc leader no longer pursuing career in broadcasting

Former Bloc leader Gilles Duceppe will no longer appear on French-language CBC radio once a week in order to discuss lifestyle, sports, social issues, and, if given the opportunity, politics. Just two days after the announcement that Duceppe was to begin a career in broadcasting, the CBC announced that it requires a two-year “cooling off” period before former politicians can report on politics. Duceppe did note that as the child of a famous actor and a father of children involved with theatre, as well as an avid sports fan, he would have many things to discuss other than politics. But according to Radio-Canada, it was Duceppe who made the decision to call off the deal.

Toronto Star