Bernard Drainville announces that he is leaving his political column to Paul Arcand
At the end of his 7 a.m. political column, Bernard Drainville announced that he was leaving it. He explains that the chronicle asks him a lot of preparation time every day, and that he must also prepare his afternoon show which lasts for 3 hours. We see that Paul and Bernard have developed a great chemistry together and that the 2 appreciate each other enormously.
Bernard said: " What you need to know, the 7am column, is perhaps the most beautiful forum in Quebec to make political commentary, to discuss current political affairs. Paul, it's been a huge privilege to work with you for over 4 years, it's been over 4 years now casually, close to 1000 chronicles. And then, we have developed a very nice bond between you and me over time, it was not always easy at the beginning ... well it takes time to work, and we are done ... honestly ... we have fun doing radio together you and me. Worse you know your policy and we often discuss with broken sticks and we put aside what I prepared and then we leave ... it was very pleasant, and it was I tell you, the most demanding challenge I have known in almost 25 years in the media world because the 7am chronicle is roughly 10 minutes but it's 7 hours of preparation. In any case in my case it's 7 hours of preparation. I work roughly from 18 p.m. to 22 p.m. in the evening and I get up at 4 a.m. to be here at 4 a.m., read the papers until 30 a.m. and from 5 a.m. to 30 a.m. you put your mind in order and prepare your column. You weigh it, you structure it in your head worse on paper. And worse there at one point, we spend our time saying we have to listen to our body ... at one point it's very demanding and I still host a 5-hour show after that which draws juice. So that's the reason, there is no other. Honestly if it was just to deliver it I would continue, what is demanding is to build it after that to deliver it was a pure pleasure. So thank you to those who trusted me in all political parties, we will continue to talk to each other. It can happen Paul that we talk about politics once in a while. We released some news in this column and it could be released again. I'll knock on your door! »