Pierre Bourque (journalist)
Bourque's 2010 NASCAR Canadian Tire Series car
|Ottawa City Councillor for By-Rideau Ward|
February 1991 – December 1991
|Preceded by||Marc Laviolette|
|Succeeded by||Richard Cannings|
|Born||October 7, 1958|
|Profession||Journalist, race car driver|
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series career|
|2 races run over 2 years|
|Best finish||101st (2009)|
|First race||2009 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)|
|Last race||2009 Lucas Oil 200 (Iowa)|
|NASCAR Pinty's Series career|
|33 races run over 6 years|
|Best finish||15th (2010)|
|First race||2006 Griddly Headz 100 (Edmonton)|
|Last race||2011 Wild Wing 300 (Barrie)|
|Statistics current as of June 17, 2012.|
In March 1991, Bourque was appointed to Ottawa City Council and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton to fill a vacancy after Marc Laviolette became mayor, but lost to Richard Cannings in the election of that November. He ran then for Parliament in the 1993 Canadian election as a Liberal candidate in the Montreal riding of Rosemont, and lost to Bloc Québécois candidate Benoît Tremblay. He subsequently ran for Ottawa city council again in 1994, but was not elected.
In 2001, the Ryerson Review of Journalism (RRJ) criticized Bourque and Newswatch. RRJ said Bourque had not written some of his books but only acted as a researcher. In addition, many of Newswatch's breaking stories had often been inaccurate. RRJ also reported that, despite Bourque's web traffic claims, a random sample indicated that Canadian Internet users had not visited the Newswatch site and that no major Canadian journalist used Newswatch as a source.
Newswatch has also been criticized for allowing advertisers to purchase headlines and to "torque" them to highlight a positive news story about itself or a negative story about an opponent.
Motorsports career results
(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)
Camping World Truck Series
|NASCAR Camping World Truck Series results|
|2007||Fast Track Racing||71||Chevy||DAY||CAL||ATL||MAR||KAN||CLT||MFD||DOV||TEX||MCH||MLW||MEM||KEN||IRP
|2009||Fast Track Racing||48||Chevy||DAY||CAL||ATL||MAR||KAN||CLT||DOV||TEX||MCH||MLW||MEM||KEN||IRP||NSH||BRI||CHI||IOW
Rolex Sports Car Series
(key) Bold – Pole Position. (Overall Finish/Class Finish).
|Grand-Am Rolex Sports Car Series GT results|
|2007||The Racer's Group||67||Pontiac 5.0L V8||Porsche GT3 Cup||DAY
- Cheadle, Bruce (January 15, 2007). "How much for a friendly headline?". Globe and Mail. p. A7. Retrieved 2007-01-15.
- Heller, Joshua (Summer 2001). "The Wrong Man". Ryerson Review of Journalism. School of Journalism, Ryerson University. Archived from the original on 2007-03-10. Retrieved 2012-05-21.
- "Pierre Bourque". racing-reference.info. Retrieved 2012-05-21.