Benoît Dutrizac

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Benoît Dutrizac (born September 2, 1961) is a Canadian journalist and commentator based in Quebec.[1] He is best known as a television host in the 2000s, associated with the news-oriented talk shows Les Francs-Tireurs for Télé-Québec[2] and Dutrizac for TQS.[3]

He subsequently joined CHMP-FM, for whom he hosted a daily talk radio show. In this role he earned a reputation as a shock jock,[4] causing controversy and earning reprimands from the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council for encouraging listeners to drive through the predominantly Jewish neighbourhood of Hampstead while loudly honking their horns to flout a municipal bylaw against noisy outdoor activity during Rosh Hashanah,[5] a segment in which he angrily berated an immigrant owner of a convenience store for being unable to communicate in French,[6] and an interview which sexualized the hijab of New Democratic Party candidate Samira Laouni during the 2008 Canadian federal election.[7]

Dutrizac left CHMP-FM in 2017.[8] The following year he joined QUB, Quebecor's new web radio startup, as a morning host.[9]


  1. ^ Gaetan Charlebois, "Dutrizac is - sadly - subdued". Montreal Gazette, May 8, 2005.
  2. ^ Gaetan Charlebois, "Serious subjects with a twist". Montreal Gazette, January 24, 2004.
  3. ^ Gaetan Charlebois, "Dutrizac is smart show in dumb spot". Montreal Gazette, September 16, 2006.
  4. ^ Dan Delmar, "Rather selective outrage; Publicly funded report takes aim at certain radio shock jocks". Montreal Gazette, November 7, 2015.
  5. ^ Bertrand Marotte, "Host's 'misuse of airwaves' under fire". The Globe and Mail, November 26, 2012.
  6. ^ "Amid language controversies, Quebec government gives French watchdog more teeth: Quebec gov't to language watchdog: bite more often". Canadian Press, March 30, 2012.
  7. ^ Jeff Heinrich, "Politics 101: The art of staying calm in the event of obnoxious questioning". Montreal Gazette, September 13, 2008.
  8. ^ "Benoit Dutrizac perd son emission du midi à la station de radio 98,5". Canadian Press, June 2, 2017.
  9. ^ Michel Saba, "Benoît Dutrizac prendra la barre de la matinale de la nouvelle webradio QUB". Canadian Press, October 4, 2018.