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Season 3 Episode 7 |  Just Between You and Me with Paul Arcand

Season 3 Episode 7 | Just Between You and Me with Paul Arcand

At 17, after dropping off his resume at McDonald's, Paul Arcand and a friend knocked on the door of his native San Hyacinth's radio station, CKBS. Their proposal project was rejected, but young Paul was hired.


Episode 7: Paul Arcand

“I think we disturb more than we influence,” says Paul Arcand. It is approaching its final edition Since you have to wake upThe host talks about his first appearance on the mic when he was 17, his relationships with elected officials and his mother's influence on his work ethic.

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Host Paul Arcand with journalist Dominique Tardif while recording the podcast Just between you and me

Three quotes from our interview

About the return of his former colleague Bernard Drainville to politics

“When he said to me: 'I'll come back, I'll run for CAQ', I said: 'Are you sure?' It seems to me that life is not so bad when you do what you do. In the summer, we are quiet. You walk around the malls, go door to door “But at the same time there are those who get bitten. It's like hockey coaches who always want to come back.”

About his offer Secret chat

“Your colleague from… Journalism [Hugo Dumas] I made a list: You should invite so-and-so. We've thought about everyone on our list, but people don't want it. Marcel Aubot said no, Guy Cloutier said no. […] Anyone with a story deserves to be interviewed, so it's a matter of figuring out how to do it, and it's not a free ride. I actually declined interviews because I wasn't comfortable with the person or because they wanted to put obstacles in my way. »

On his reputation as a ruthless interviewer

“I remember [qu’à l’époque de l’émission Arcand à TVA]We had the idea to welcome Liz Dion and Yvonne Deschamps. Liz Dionne said to my team, “But I didn't do anything wrong, so why should I go on his show?” […] People always think we have one approach, but I wouldn't interview a crime victim in the same way a politician would ask me to elect them to manage public money. The tone varies. »


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