Veronique Perrier Mandal

Journalist, Author

Veronique Perrier Mandal has a long and celebrated career in journalism. She has succeeded in radio, newspapers and magazines, winning dozens of provincial, national andVeronique Perrier Mandal international awards for her work. She was chosen Ontario Journalist of the Year in 2002 and was Windsor Woman of the Year in 1999. She has also been awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for her work with numerous charities and non-profit organizations. Aside from journalism, Veronique Mandal is a successful author, writing both fiction and non-fiction books. Her latest, Getting Off released in December 2017, details the fall and rise of noted Windsor lawyer Don Tait. Other notable works include The Pink Hat (2012) and Chasing Lightning (1999), co-authored with Chris Vander Doelen.

Veronique Mandal came to Windsor in the 1980s after living in different cities around the world and in Canada. She is presently head of the MediaPlex at St. Clair College where she also teaches full time in the Journalism and Media Convergence programs. She currently hosts the show Scribes and Songsters on YourTV. In 1999 she was Windsor Woman of the Year, and is presently Chair of the board of The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County.
Veronique Mandal is a native Newfoundlander. Prior to her career as a writer, Mandal was a registered nurse, and her experience working in a psychiatric hospital provided a knowledgeable voice in a series of articles on the portrayal by the media of the mentally ill. She is married to retired journalist Chris Vander Doelen and has identical twin sons Rajesh and Bijan.


Mandal, V. (2017). Getting Off: A Criminal Lawyer’s Road to Redemption. Windsor, ON: Veronique Mandal.

Mandal, V. (2012). The Pink Hat. Middlebranch, OH: Middlebranch Publishing.

Mandal, V. (1999). Chasing Lightning. Toronto, ON: United Church Publishing House.

Roberts, S. (April 1, 2005).  Lost in Translation.”  Ryerson Review of Journalism.

CBC News. (December 20, 2017). “New book details disgraced Windsor lawyer’s path to redemption.”  Retrieved January 29, 2017 from