Global National Ottawa Bureau Chief
Jacques Bourbeau is Global National’s connection to Parliament Hill and is the source for all federal political coverage.
As the Ottawa Bureau Chief, Jacques leads the most talented and versatile news team in the nation’s capital. He has been with Global National since its inaugural broadcast in 2001, covering federal politics for more than a decade.
The Carleton University journalism graduate has reported on every federal election campaign since 1993 – from the night Jean Chretien became prime minister to Stephen Harper’s move into power.
Jacques has also covered major stories such as the Oka crisis, 9/11, and the fallout from the Canadian Airborne Regiment’s deployment to Somalia for which he won an award from the RTNDA, the Association of Electronic Journalists.
One of his more interesting journalism experiences includes driving down Ontario’s Highway 401 at 170 kilometres per hour, following an RCMP undercover officer chasing down a cigarette smuggler.
In his off hours, Jacques is a bike fanatic and enjoys racing in 24-hour mountain bike relays. He loves spending time with his wife and children, and recharges his batteries at a pioneer homestead he is restoring in the Madawaska Highlands.