Peter Mansbridge is a distinguished Canadian well known to all Canadians as parliamentary correspondent,  chief correspondent for CBC News and an anchor of The National for forty-two years from 1975 to 2017. 
Guest Speaker:  Peter Mansbridge, Canadian Parliamentary Correspondent,
Chief Correspondent for CBC News and the Anchor of The National
Friday, January 14, 2022 - VIRTUAL MEETING ONLY! 
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Virtual Meeting Time: Members Segment Login Time: 12:00 Noon, Guests: 12:15pm to 1:15 PM - 
Topic:   Peter Mansbridge, Off the Record 
Host:  Robert O'Brien, Club Past President 
 
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Peter was also host of CBC’s One on One where he interviewed remarkable and well-known public figures.  Peter was born in London, England and his father was an RAF Wing Commander during the War and moved to Canada.  He was discovered by the local CBC radio station in Churchill Manitoba in 1969, moved to Winnipeg as a reporter and journalist and moved to Ottawa to become parliamentary correspondent and reporter for the CBC flagship evening news program The National in 1975.  He succeeded Knowlton Nash as chief anchor in 1988 and officially retired from that role nineteen years later following coverage of Canada’s 150th anniversary on July 1, 2017. 
 
Peter Mansbridge was a central figure in reporting major stories of our times including the Gulf War, 9/11, the Iraqi War, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the funerals of Diana Princess of Wales and Pope John Paul II, numerous royal, papal and US Presidential visits to Canada, numerous Olympic Games and the 50th and 60th anniversaries of D-Day and V-E Day.  
 
Peter lives in Stratford and his wife is Cynthia Dale, an accomplished actress.  Peter has published three books One on One in 2009, Extraordinary Canadians in 2020 and his most recently released Off the Record.   He has been recognized with 13 Gemini Awards, was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2008 and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 and has received twelve honorary degrees from leading Canadian universities, most recently the doctorate of laws from the University of Toronto.  He has also been recognized by Rotary as a Paul Harris fellow.