Peter Mansbridge

A Prize Week For Authors In Canada

Stephen Weir | Posted 09.17.2014 | Canada
Stephen Weir

Yesterday it was the Giller. This morning it was the Griffin and the Weston Prizes and this weekend Word On The Street. This week is the busiest time ...

CBC Personalities Go Public In Fight Against Budget Cuts

CP | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO — CBC personalities including Peter Mansbridge, David Suzuki and Linden MacIntyre are speaking out against a CBC proposal to shut down in-ho...

The CBC Wants 'Diverse' Students in College, Not Those Who Deserve It

Jackson Doughart | Posted 06.30.2014 | Canada Politics
Jackson Doughart

What the CBC altogether missed was the most important plank of opposition to affirmative action: namely, that students should be admitted to college not according to shifting conceptions of "diversity" or to sweeping assumptions about racial-minority experience, but rather according to merit. In other words, prospective students should be judged not by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character -- in particular their academic aptitude and personal potential.

CBC Changes Rules After Furor Over Mansbridge's Paid Speech For Oil Lobby

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 04.24.2014 | Canada Business

CBC has changed its rules regarding speaking engagements for its journalists following a controversy over appearances made by Peter Mansbridge and Rex...

Mansbridge Did Nothing Wrong, But Speaking Fees Suspect: Ombudsman

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The CBC's ombudsman says anchor Peter Mansbridge did nothing wrong by accepting fees for speaking engagements but questions whether the publ...

CBC Should Banish Paid Speeches

Frank Koller | Posted 05.14.2014 | Canada
Frank Koller

If the CBC should soon establish a new policy to clarify if and when its journalists can make speeches to -- and be paid by -- outside organizations, if it sticks to its word. Quite bluntly, taking money from any outside organization regardless of the content of any speech, demeans the idea of journalism at the CBC as an essential independent voice in a healthy democracy.

The CBC Won't Talk To CBC Radio

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Business

It seems that the CBC siblings aren't talking to each other. That is, at least when it comes to CBC TV's chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge and t...

Peter Mansbridge Comes Out Swinging

CP | Paola Loriggio, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - CBC News anchor Peter Mansbridge defended himself Thursday after a report that he made a paid speech to petroleum producers, saying he has n...

Peter Mansbridge Was Paid By Oil And Gas Lobby For Speech

The Huffington Post Canada | Michael Bolen | Posted 02.26.2014 | Canada Business

CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge was paid by a top oil and gas industry group to give a speech on energy, raising new questions about the broadcaster's con...

A CBC Without Don Cherry Isn't Worth Watching

Mitch Wolfe | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Business
Mitch Wolfe

The biggest loss to the CBC is that it will no longer be able to access a working-class crowd because this very important Canadian audience only gravitated to CBC for HNIC and the presence of Don Cherry. The loss of Cherry and Hockey Night in Canada is a lost opportunity for CBC to escape its uptight Waspish politically correct, elitist/urban/sophisticated Toronto-centric shtetl.

6 Things To Know About Ford's Interview With Peter Mansbridge

CBC | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Politics

In the midst of a campaign by his fellow city councillors to strip him of the bulk of his mayoral powers, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford took to radio and te...

LOOK: Peter Mansbridge's Style Evolution

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.02.2013 | Canada Style

Canadian icon Peter Mansbridge achieved an important milestone on May 2. The 64-year-old London-born journalist celebrated his 25th anniversary as ...

Is Justin Trudeau A Conservative?

Tom Kott | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Politics
Tom Kott

Trudeau is trying to find a new niche for the Liberal Party. A preliminary look indicated that he is trying to take the Conservative party's old right-of-centre spot on the ideological spectrum. With fewer differences between the two parties, Trudeau's youth and vitality may come as an asset in 2015 when Canadians go to the polls.

WATCH: Should Harper Be Worried?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 04.12.2013 | Canada Politics

Unless something incredibly unpredictable happens, Justin Trudeau will be named the next leader of the Liberal party this weekend. With polls showi...

Love Actually: The CBC and the Catholic Church

Kolby Solinsky | Posted 05.12.2013 | Canada
Kolby Solinsky

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WATCH: What Mulcair Really Thinks About Harper And Trudeau

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.22.2013 | Canada Politics

Thomas Mulcair gives his take on Stephen Harper and Justin Trudeau in an interview with Peter Mansbridge roughly one year after being elected leader o...

Watching the Watchdog: Does The National Need a Shake-Up?

Tim Knight | Posted 04.22.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

Rick Salutin is a journalist, novelist, playwright and critic who's made a writer's living in and around Toronto for some 40 years. He recently wrote a column about Peter Mansbridge, anchor of CBC's flagship news program The National. It wasn't a flattering column.

WATCH: Peter Mansbridge Gets His Gangnam On

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 10.16.2012 | Canada British Columbia

Just when you thought Gangnam Style had jumped the shark, CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge breathes some awesome new life into the endless parodies of the ...

Watching the Watchdog: Inside a War Correspondent's Head

Tim Knight | Posted 09.16.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

In this edition of One On One, Mansbridge does a competent job debriefing the distinguished CBC foreign correspondent Susan Ormiston, back in London after her latest foreign assignment. So why do journalists like Susan Ormiston volunteer to go to all these places where people kill each other, and too often kill journalists who might as well have targets painted on their flak jackets?

Watching the Watchdog: How Are Canada's News Anchors Faring?

Tim Knight | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

There's a thread running through today's news broadcasting -- that to one extent or another, the big three of Canadian TV news are captives of the teleprompters which sits in front of their cameras and shows them the words they're paid a lot of money to read at us. Here's a summer report card of how they're doing.

Watching the Watchdog: CBC Got Its Mojo Back at NDP Convention

Tim Knight | Posted 05.26.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

For broadcast journalists, covering a party convention is the ultimate challenge. Adrenaline surges. Competition is fierce. Reputations are made and lost. At the NDP convention this weekend Mansbridge covered politics. And relished it. And chewed it up and spat it out.

Tory Minister Defends CBC, Talks Mansbridge's Salary

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - If CBC anchor Peter Mansbridge wants to tell Canadians his salary, that's up to him, says Heritage Minister James Moore, but legislation prev...

100 Days That Changed Canada: "You Had an Option, Sir!"

Peter Mansbridge | Posted 01.27.2012 | Canada
Peter Mansbridge

Mansbridge Defends CBC, Talks Salary

CP | Cassandra Szklarski | Posted 01.25.2012 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - CBC's chief anchor Peter Mansbridge says having criticisms levelled at the beleaguered network is nothing new, and a recent barrage from fed...