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was a journalist
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. Born in Terrebonne, Quebec
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, she was the first woman from Quebec to become a grand reporter
Jasmin's journalistic career began at Radio-Canada's world service at the end of the 1940s. It was there she met future Quebec premier René Levesque
René Lévesque was a reporter, a minister of the government of Quebec, , the founder of the Parti Québécois political party and the 23rd Premier of Quebec...
with whom she would go on to co-host the radio program Carrefour
. In 1953, Jasmin entered Radio-Canada's television news service where she made a name for herself with such programs as Reportages
and Conférence de presse
. All the while, Jasmin continued to take to the streets, listening to the people in order to denounce injustices. She was a founding member of the Mouvement laïque de langue française
("The Francophone Secular Movement").
She spent the next few years of her life abroad, meeting seminal figures of the time and sharing her experiences with the Quebec public. Despite the many obstacles she faced throughout the course of her career, Jasmin's talent and determination allowed her to join the ranks of the great Quebec journalists.
In 1966, Radio-Canada named Jasmin their United Nations
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correspondent and, later, their Washington correspondent.
After being diagnosed with cancer, she returned to Montreal
Montreal is a city in Canada. It is the largest city in the province of Quebec, the second-largest city in Canada and the seventh largest in North America...
in 1970 where, despite her illness, she continued to report on public affairs.
She died in Montreal in 1972.