Senator André Pratte
- Province: Quebec (De Salaberry)
- Affiliation: Independent Senators Group
- Telephone: 613-995-0300
- Fax: 613-995-0318
- Email: Andre.Pratte@sen.parl.gc.ca
- Staff: Larouche, Ariane (R); Biard, Sylvie (S); Lee, Megan (S)
André Pratte joined the Senate in 2016. In his previous career, he was a journalist for more than 35 years, including 30 years at La Presse where he was editor-in-chief from 2001 to 2015.
André has authored and co-authored a number of publications on journalism, politics, and history. His most recent book is a biography of Sir Wilfrid Laurier (Boréal, 2011).
André Pratte was one of 12 prominent Quebecers, led by former premier Lucien Bouchard, who signed the 2005 manifesto Pour un Québec lucide [For a Clear-Eyed Vision of Quebec].
In 2007, he coordinated Reconquérir le Canada – Un nouveau projet pour la nation québécoise [Reconquering Canada: A New Project for the Quebec Nation], a collection of essays written by 14 individuals from a range of political and professional backgrounds promoting a new way for Quebecers to consider Quebec’s place within Canada.
He was also the co-founder of The Federal Idea, a non-partisan think tank on federalism.
In 2007, 2008, and 2010, he won in the Editorial category of the National Newspaper Awards.
Bill to Amend—Third Reading—Debate
June 15, 2016
Second Reading—Debate Adjourned
June 07, 2016