Area of ExpertiseQuebec
Les Perreaux is a national correspondent for The Globe and Mail. He joined the Montreal bureau in 2008 where he covers a range of topics related to Quebec including politics, social issues and life in Canada's French-speaking province. He previously worked for the Canadian Press covering national and international affairs, including federal and Quebec politics and the war in Afghanistan. He started out in the 1990s on the Prairies, where he was born and raised, working for the Saskatoon StarPhoenix and as a correspondent for the National Post.
Why did you become a journalist?
I grew up in the tiny village of Bellegarde, Sask., where media was scarce but my dad, Gilles, was a devout viewer of The National and subscriber to the Regina Leader-Post, which was delivered 250 kilometres down the highway every day. I grew up watching Ann Medina's meticulous coverage of conflict in the Middle East and reading Bob Hughes hilariously take apart the latest follies of the 1980s Saskatchewan Roughriders. (I was, and remain, a Bombers fan.) These two people lived the lives of kings to my 10-year-old eyes. So I followed.
Years in Journalism25
Years at The Globe and Mail12
University of Regina (Bachelor of Journalism 1996)
University of Saskatchewan (Bachelor of Arts 1994)
Honours & Awards
National Newspaper Award - Project of the Year (2016)
Digital Publishing Awards Gold Medal (2016)
Canadian Association of Journalists Award for Investigative Journalism (2016)
English and French