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Pierre Bourque (journalist)

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Preceded by
Marc Laviolette


Best finish
101st (2009)

Ottawa, Canada

2011 position

Succeeded by
Richard Cannings

Pierre Bourque

Pierre Bourque (journalist)

October 7, 1958 (age 65) (

Journalist, race car driver

First race
2009 Power Stroke Diesel 200 (IRP)

Last race
2009 Lucas Oil 200 (Iowa)

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Pierre Bourque (born October 7, 1958), a journalist and former politician in Ottawa, Ontario, operates the online news aggregator site Bourque Newswatch (Newswatch).



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.

Racing driver

Bourque has been a race car driver in the NASCAR Busch East Series and NASCAR Canadian Tire Series.


(key) (Bold – Pole position awarded by qualifying time. Italics – Pole position earned by points standings or practice time. * – Most laps led.)

Grand Touring

(key) Bold – Pole Position. (Overall Finish/Class Finish).


Pierre Bourque (journalist) Wikipedia

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