05/25/2013 03:49 EDT | Updated 07/25/2013 05:12 EDT

Quebec journalist and author in critical condition after car accident

MONTREAL - A longtime Quebec journalist is in critical condition after a car accident this morning in Montreal.

Normand Lester — probably best known for his controversial collection of essays "The Black Book of English Canada" — slammed into a stopped vehicle at a red light at around 9:30 a-m.

Police say the 67-year-old may have suffered a heart attack.

Lester was a reporter for many years with CBC's French service before writing "The Black Book" in 2001.

The essays denounced English Canada's treatment of Quebec.

Lester has since worked as a TV commentator and newspaper columnist for other media outlets.