Joël-Denis Bellavance is the Ottawa bureau chief for La Presse. He has been covering Parliament and national affairs for the past 24 years. He has been the Ottawa bureau chief for La Presse since 2003. He previously covered federal politics for the National Post, Le Soleil and La Presse Canadienne. He frequently appears on political shows such as Power Play on CTV Newsnet or Prime Time Politics on CPAC. He is also a regular guest on CBC radio’s The House. He can also be heard on Radio-Canada regional radio stations’ morning shows discussing the hot political issues of the week. In June of 2016, Joël-Denis. Was awarded the Charles-Lynch Award for his coverage of national affairs. Born in Saint-Quentin, New Brunswick, Joël-Denis lives in Gatineau, in the national capital region.