Bernans received his PhD in Political Science from York
University in 1998. The Gazette has referred
to Bernans as a “political gadfly” for his
high profile efforts at holding Prime Minister Paul Martin
to account for the cuts to health, education and social
spending he made as Finance Minister. A documentary film
was made about Bernans’ shadowing of Paul Martin
for Martin. He has published numerous articles in
Le Devoir, rabble.ca, The Parkland Post, Alternatives,
the Gazette, and elsewhere. Bernans grew up in London,
Ontario and now divides his time between St-Pacôme
and Montréal, where he works as a researcher, archivist,
and translator while studying for a graduate diploma in
Concordia’s Études françaises Department.
On December 27, 2001, he and his partner, Anne-Frédérique
Provencher, became the proud parents of son, Sasha.
George Meets the Concordia University Risk Assessment
View Bernans' guerilla reading of North of 9/11
at Concordia Sept. 11, 2006 in a video
by Santiago Bertolino.
As the backlash grew [...] people were becoming much
more hesitant about expressing themselves too unequivocally.
Protest signs, brandished with pride last April in Quebec
City, were now being discretely put into storage. Anti-imperialist
T-shirts found their way to the bottom of dresser drawers.
Sarah didn't like it. She was frustrated as hell by
it, but she forced herself to be as accommodating as
possible to people's fear of backlash without succombing
to it herself. As Greg had said, she couldn't scare
people over to her side because it was her class enemy
who had all the guns."