A journalist for over 40 years, André spent most of his career working for Montreal’s La Presse, where he occupied several positions, including chief editorial writer from 2001 to 2015. It is while occupying this role that he distinguished himself as a three-time National Newspaper Award recipient.

The author of numerous books on journalism, politics and history, André was a signatory of the 2005 manifesto titled Pour un Québec lucide (For a Clear-Eyed Vision of Quebec) alongside Lucien Bouchard and other prominent Quebec figures.

Appointed senator in 2016, André made his mark during his three years serving in the Upper House by demonstrating outstanding leadership when dealing with important issues.

As a strategic advisor, his vast and rich experience as well as his extensive knowledge of the media, public and political sphere will be important assets for TACT.