Live from Quebec City, Breakaway connects with communities all over the province.

Weekdays from 4 to 6 p.m. across Quebec

From the Gaspé to the Abitibi, the Eastern Townships to the Lower North Shore, Breakaway has you covered for daily news across Quebec.

From our studio in Sherbrooke, Alison Brunette hosts the program 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays along with the rest of the Breakaway team in Quebec City.

Tune in for the latest stories behind the headlines and the talk in your neck of woods.

Entertainment and the arts, sports, business, politics — all with a Quebec twist.

Contact us

Telephone: 1-866-691-3620


Twitter: @CBCBreakaway or connect with Alison @Alibrunet

Facebook: CBC Quebec

Listen to us

CBC Radio One across Quebec outside Montreal.

Listen to the program live between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on weekdays or on demand here.

About the host

Prior to becoming the host of Breakaway, Alison spent several years working as a researcher for CBC Montreal`s Daybreak, Homerun and Radio Noon, as well as CBC Quebec`s Quebec AM and Breakaway before becoming a radio news reporter in Montreal.  In 2008, she moved to Sherbrooke to continue her work as a radio news reporter and in 2011, she become Quebec AM's official Eastern Township`s correspondent. While still in that role, Alison worked as a replacement host, a court reporter covering the trial of the Lac-Mégantic rail disaster, a web writer and a replacement news editor.  Alison has always dreamed of becoming a radio host, and is proud to be able to continue sharing her love of Quebec with listeners across the province.

She holds a BA from McGill University with a specialization in Political Science, as well as a Graduate Diploma in journalism from Concordia University.  A seasoned traveller, Alison enjoys adventures with her husband and two young daughters. And she likes to keep in shape playing water-polo a few nights a week.