Alison Cook

Alison Cook is the producer of C'est la vie on CBC Radio One. She is based in Montreal.

Latest from Alison Cook

Bernard St-Laurent paid tribute during his final C'est La Vie broadcast

Some of the biggest names in Canadian broadcasting and politics share their memories of working with Bernard St-Laurent.

Taming winter: New Quebecers try skating

New immigrants to Quebec learn to appreciate Montreal's long winter by strapping on their skates for the first time and trying out the "most wintry sport of all."

Breaking the silence around Vietnamese 'boat people'

Sabrina and Glenn Hoa, the children of Vietnamese immigrants, recount how they first learned the story of the Vietnamese boat people.

Vietnamese refugee Kim Thúy's second chance in Granby

Award winning author Kim Thúy reflects on the events that brought her from Vietnam to Granby, and the meaning of the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon.

Trì Dư's unconventional path to success led from Vietnam to Montreal

The path that led renowned Montreal sushi chef Trì Dư from a small village in Vietnam to his own successful restaurant in Montreal was far from straight. It started when he stole a boat.

Au revoir Vietnam, bonjour Quebec

Nearly 40 years after the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War, Vietnamese-Canadian doctor Hải Thông Nguyễn reflects on the journey to his adopted homeland.


 Bernard and Johanne discuss soigner, which means to treat, to look after and to take care of....


Bernard and Johanne discuss offrir, which means means to give and to offer....


Bernard and Johanne discuss montant(e), which means means rising. Montant also means a sum, an amount. En montant means climbing....


Bernard and Johanne discuss ficher which means to do, to put, to ruin, and to throw out....