Paul Larocque
speakerjournalist and host , LCN news anchor

Paul Larocque, speaker is very well known to the Quebec public. host of La Joute and Le Bilan on LCN, he is THE network's specialist in political analysis and coverage. He made his media debut in 1977 ashost on several Quebec radio stations. In 1992, Paul made the leap to TVA as Parliamentary Correspondent at the Quebec National Assembly, a position he held until 2006. He has also covered many major international events, including 2 conclaves, which he considers the most interesting events to cover. In 2022, Paul Larocque celebrates 30 years of television at TVA/LCN. He speaks French, English and Portuguese!

He has built his career on values such as integrity, transparency and rigour. In thirty years of behind-the-scenes politics, he has seen a lot and, as he says himself, he has heard a lot that he will be happy to tell you about. To receive him in a conference is to open a door on a whole part of Quebec's political news of the last thirty years.

Paul Larocque's lectures :

  • Duration: 45 to 75 minutes.
  • Available in French with the possibility of answering questions in English and Portuguese.
  • All his conferences are customized to your audience.
  • A preparatory call is planned to adapt the content of the conference.

Leadership in times of crisis

It is always during a storm that one recognizes the best captains. It's true at sea. It's true in business. It's true in every organization.

As a journalist for the past 40 years, Paul Larocque has worked with many leaders. Both in the media when a major event occurs in the news, and by observing the politicians of the last four decades, he has been able to observe what distinguishes the TRUE LEADERS from the others.

In his 50-minute lecture on "Leadership in Times of Crisis", Paul Larocque will highlight the true traits of successful LEADERS. He will address the following elements, drawing on his professional experiences and his observations in political coverage since 1984:

  • How to behave in a crisis situation (observations and reflections);
  • The challenges of communication in times of crisis;
  • The importance of transparency and honesty;
  • The need to resist the intoxication of power;
  • Why the truly great leaders are often people who have remained humble;
  • Teamwork in crisis situations; inspiring rather than imposing.

Surely, during this conference, you will be able to make a small trip in the time of the history of Quebec and, perhaps, you will be entitled to small anecdotes "off the record".

The political game, the media game and you!

As a journalist, Paul Larocque, speaker has been at the heart of the major political events that have marked Quebec in recent decades. He now hosts the two most popular political programs on Quebec television, La Joute and Le Bilan.

In his lecture, Paul Larocque talks about the current political situation and tells us how to prepare a show like La Joute, but he also draws on his memories and professional experiences to draw useful lessons for all those who are interested in politics and also hold management positions.

Biography of Paul Larocque :

Journalist and host for over 40 years, Paul Larocque, speaker is a leading light in news at TVA and LCN. After studying Media Arts and Technologies at the Cégep de Jonquière, Paul began his journalistic career in 1977, during René Lévesque's first term in office.

He was a parliamentary correspondent at the National Assembly and a foreign correspondent. He has reported extensively on the Oka crisis and the 1995 Quebec referendum, as well as abroad, in Israel and Haiti, not to mention two conclaves in Rome.

During his years of covering national and federal politics, he has built credibility as a serious journalist and has become an excellent popularizer of information.


Co-host of Michel C. Auger at Larocque-Auger broadcasted on the TVA network from January 2005 to April 2006.

In 2006, co-host of TVA 17 heures and TVA 18 heures with Pierre Bruneau, from Monday to Friday, on the TVA network. Substitute anchor for the network's newscasts.

Co-host with former MP and Minister Jean Lapierre (1956-2016) of the Sunday political program Larocque-Lapierre broadcast on the TVA network from April 2007 until 2016.

host J.E. program from September 2013 through 2018.

host of the popular political commentary show La Joute, since 2016.

host of the program Le Bilan since September 2021.


  • Communication and media
  • Journalism
  • Motivation, success and self-improvement
  • Passion and determination
  • Public Affairs
  • Teamwork


  • Wireless headset
  • Small table or lectern (to hold notes and water bottle)
  • Projector and screen
  • Laptop computer
  • Remote control
  • Audio-video outputs (video with sound)
  • Paul brings his PowerPoint presentation on a USB key

Paul Larocque in conference :

Watch the excerpt from Paul Larocque's conference presented at our WINDOW OF SPEAKERS June 1, 2022 :