Chantal Hébert is a Canadian journalist and political commentator. Currently, she is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star as well as a guest columnist for Le Devoir and L'actualite.
In 2005 Hébert received the Public Service Citation of the Association of Professional Executives of the Public Service of Canada (APEX) and in 2006 the the Public Policy Forum voted her the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism.
Hébert's first book "French Kiss: Stephen Harper's Blind Date with Quebec" was shortlisted for the 2008 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. Her second book, cowritten with Jean Lapierre, "The Morning After: The 1995 Quebec Referendum and the Day that Almost Was" was shortlisted for the 2015 Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing.
Hébert frequently appears on CBC's "The National" as a member of the 'At Issue' political panel and is a regular guest on various other television and radio current affairs programs.