Frédéric Bastien was born in 1969. He speaks five languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish and Hebrew. Bastien holds a BA in history and political science from the Université de Montréal (1992), a Master in Public Administration from l’École nationale d’administration publique (1995), and both a Master (1997) and PhD (2002) from the Graduate School of International Studies in Geneva, Switzerland. After working several years in the media, in 2008 Bastien became a full-time professor at Dawson College in Montreal. He is the author of the best-selling Battle of London: Trudeau, Thatcher and the fight for Canada’s Constitution, and previously wrote two books on Franco-Canadian relations. In 2020 Bastien was a candidate for the leadership of the Parti Québécois.