Peter Mansbrige

Peter Mansbridge

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


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, Peter guided Canadians through the political, economic, and cultural events that have shaped the country.

Known for his trademark voice and unflappable on-screen presence, Peter 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. 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.

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