In the fall of 2007, Toronto Star columnist Chantal Hébert, came from Montreal thinking about new politics in Quebec from the perspective of one who spent a career writing about sovereignty: "What if you spent the best part of your life living next to a mountain only to wake up one morning to find it gone?" She is a guest columnist for L'Actualité and a weekly participant on the political panel "At Issue" on CBC's The National as well as Radio-Canada's "Les Coulisses du pouvoir." She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She knows that to understand Canada we must also know the story of Quebec. No one tells that story more coherently than Hébert.