Francine Pelletier (journalist)

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Francine Pelletier (born c. 1955) is a journalist based in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. She is the founder of a feminist newspaper, La Vie en Rose, and has written for La Presse, Le Devoir, and the Montreal Gazette.

After the École Polytechnique massacre on December 6, 1989, in which 14 women where murdered by Marc Lepine, she lobbied for the public release of the gunman's suicide letter. It was leaked to her on November 22, 2000 and was subsequently published in La Presse. The letter included a list of 19 prominent Quebec feminists whom Marc Lepine had apparently wished to target, and her name was one of those listed.[1] She has been a commentator on the PBS program, The Editors, and has worked as a correspondent for CBC Television on The National Magazine and as a co-host of the fifth estate. Since leaving the CBC, Pelletier has become a documentary filmmaker, having produced Monsieur, a film about former Quebec Premier Jacques Parizeau.[2]


  1. ^ Dodging the Dogma, Montreal Mirror, 20–26 October 2005, accessed 29 December 2006.
  2. ^ Francine Pelletier, Filmmaker and Journalist, "The 2004 Canada Reads Panelists,", accessed 27 December 2006