After a short night due to the evening of Gemini, Sunday, where he was “deeply touched” by the long ovation he received from his colleagues, Pierre Bruneau made his way to the capital on Monday morning to do a tour of the Regions of Quebec to undertake… but also his last way to retire.
Pierre Bruneau is also campaigning: he will be multiplying the rounds throughout the province in the coming days for election night Quebec 2022which he will host on TVA on October 3rd.
At Laurier Québec on Monday, Pierre Bruneau, along with TVA Québec presenters Julie Couture and Pierre-Antoine Gosselin, was nurtured by conversations with people of all generations, including many teenagers who asked him for one selfie.
The newsreader was delighted to see an 11-year-old boy running up to him to share his dream of becoming a journalist. He didn’t fail to tell his idol with shining eyes that he listened to the news programs every night.
“Young people recognize me! I’m happy ! It’s so touching,” he exclaimed, still amazed at the unflagging love we have for him.
A busy summer
He may have announced his retirement in June after 46 years of loyal service at TVA, but Pierre Bruneau has been busy this summer. He had agreed to pilot them Head to Head Quebec 2022 as well as the election night before his final departure.
For the first time away from the heat of the action, the veteran confided he was finding his preparation for both of these important shows “difficult.” “When you’re in a newsroom, everyone feeds you all the time. This year I have to discipline myself to read everything and listen to everything. I changed my way of working, but the result will be the same. »
The one who has moderated more than thirty election evenings in his career will be joined on October 3 by Mario Dumont, Emmanuelle Latraverse, Paul Larocque, Jean-Marc Léger, Pierre-Olivier Zappa and around twenty journalists deployed on the ground.
“My job is to get the information when it comes out and deliver the results when they’re there,” he said.
Beware of results
Speaking of results. On the last election night last November, the media proclaimed Marie-Josée Savard mayor of Quebec before Bruno Marchand made a spectacular comeback. Will he launch the famous “if the trend continues…” more cautiously this time?
“Jean-Marc Léger and Mario Dumont advised us to be cautious as the trend in Quebec often changes with the pre-survey. We announced it because we put up scales, but it’s like our election office didn’t anticipate this primary election issue. I think this time it will be about the distribution of votes between the five parties. It remains a forecast and unfortunately we are not immune to mistakes,” he regretted.
Pierre Bruneau doesn’t want to make himself Dominique Michel: Quebec 2022 will be his last meeting with viewers. He will miss his job: He claims to have had a pang of heart as he watched media coverage of the Queen’s death from home. “To tell you I didn’t want to be there would be a lie. »
- The Evening of Quebec 2022 will air on October 3 from 6:30 p.m. on LCN and from 7:30 p.m. on TVA.
The Judgments of Pierre Bruneau
- September 20th: Rimouski
- September 22: Saguenay
- September 23rd: Three Rivers
- September 26th: Sherbrooke
- September 27: Gatineau