Top Canadian journalist to talk fake news in Kelowna tonight

Chantal Hébert will tackle the issue of fake news and how it affects today’s politics and democracy itself in Kelowna tonight as part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series.
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KELOWNA – A real journalist will talk about fake news in Kelowna tonight.

Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer for the Toronto Star, a guest columnist for L’Actualité and a weekly participant on CBC’s The National.

As part of UBC Okanagan’s Distinguished Speaker Series, Hébert will tackle the issue of fake news and how it affects today’s politics and democracy itself.

Chantal Hébert: Politics and Democracy in the Fake News Era starts at 7 p.m. tonight, Feb. 13, at the Kelowna Community Theatre. The event is sold out, however a post on the event website says there will be a standby line.

Hébert is a graduate of Glendon College, York University, is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary degrees from a dozen Canadian universities. Her second book The Morning After was published in September 2014, the same year she won a 2014 National Magazine Award for her political column in L’actualité.

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