Peter Mansbridge

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy
Peter Mansbridge


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Peter Mansbridge is one of Canada’s most respected and recognizable figures. 

For five decades, including 30 years as anchor of CBC’s The National, Mansbridge guided Canadians through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped the country. 

Known for his trademark voice and unflappable on-screen presence, Mansbridge has received over a dozen national awards for broadcast excellence, including a lifetime achievement award from the Academy of Canadian Screen and Television where his acceptance speech gave a passionate defence of good journalism and the principle it stands for: the truth. 

Away from the news desk, he has been recognized by leading universities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and, of course, Canada. He has received 13 honorary doctorates, he’s been a Fellow at Yale, has lectured at Oxford, and has just finished two terms as Chancellor of Mount Allison University.  Mansbridge is the author of three national best sellers – One on One (2009), Extraordinary Canadians (2020), and Off the Record (2021) and has a fourth book, How Canada Works, is due for release in November of 2023. He is a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and is an Officer of the Order of Canada—the country’s highest civilian honour. 

Updated July 2023

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