Peter Mansbridge

Former Chief Correspondent CBC News

Peter Mansbridge is the former chief correspondent of CBC News.

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Point of View

Congratulations to Harry and Meghan, but long live the Queen

As the royal wedding and all its pomp and circumstance approach, Peter Mansbridge looks down the road a few years and into the uncertainties for the monarchy in a post-Elizabethan era.
Blog

Covering world news isn't cheap, but cost of ignoring it is far greater: Peter Mansbridge

Covering today's world isn't cheap, but the cost of turning our backs on stories outside of our backyard is far greater, writes Peter Mansbridge, who moderated his last The National in Conversation town hall with CBC's foreign correspondents.

How to teach a new generation about Vimy: Peter Mansbridge

How do you engage a new generation with an old story about a military battle thousands of kilometres away?

Why Vimy matters: Peter Mansbridge on a battle that defined us

The monument at Vimy can take your breath away, but we should never forget its true meaning — to remember 11,285 Canadians who died in France during the First World War but whose bodies were never found.
Point of View

Peres saw hope for world shaped by younger generations: Peter Mansbridge

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge recollects a dinner in Toronto with Shimon Peres, still lively and engaging in his 92nd year.
Analysis

Up to athletes to redeem Olympic Games in Rio: Peter Mansbridge

The Olympics seem to have their share of problems, no matter the host city. Rio de Janeiro, however, seems to be in a dubious class of its own. But Zika-transmitting mosquitoes and a litany of other distractions won't stop the athletes from striving to make their achievements what everyone remembers about these Games. It won't be easy.
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What Peter Mansbridge's passports have taught him about being Canadian

The Chief Correspondent of CBC News says his passports define Canada for him, because he's learned so much about being Canadian when reporting from other countries.

A new way to interview the prime minister

Sunday night, CBC News brings you Prime Minister Justin Trudeau 'Face to Face' with 10 ordinary Canadians with their own set of concerns. As chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge says, it's a new way to interview the PM.

How The National's Justin Trudeau access doc came together

CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge explains how he got unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on the day he was sworn in.
Exclusive

Behind the scenes with Justin Trudeau on his 1st day as PM

Justin Trudeau says the day of his swearing in was not a day to think about his father, but as Peter Mansbridge discovers, Pierre Trudeau looms large on the day his son became the 23rd prime minister.

Peter Mansbridge: Today is your story

The last federal election produced a voter turnout of barely 60 per cent. Try to explain that to people in countries where they just won the right to vote. They don't get it, and neither should we.

Behind CBC The National's interviews with Canada's federal leaders

This is CBC News Chief Correspondent Peter Mansbridge's 14th federal election and, well, he's tired of hearing many Canadians describe the party leaders as "all the same" because they're not. So this time, he's trying something different.

Stephen Harper reached out to Nigel Wright despite anger over Mike Duffy payment

Anger shot through Stephen Harper the moment he learned his chief of staff reached into his own pocket to pay Mike Duffy's disputed expenses. But that outrage didn't stop Harper from later wishing Nigel Wright well before the senator's trial, he tells CBC's Peter Mansbridge in an exclusive interview.

Nigel Wright and Mike Duffy set to meet again - in court

The video is somewhat faded after 34 years in the CBC library, but it's clear the young man clapping ‎enthusiastically at a 1981 political rally is Nigel Wright. A few metres away? A reporter named Mike Duffy - the same future senator at whose trial Wright finds himself the star witness this week.
Video

Canadiens goalie Carey Price 'a country boy at heart': Peter Mansbridge

The life story of the Montreal Canadiens' star goaltender sounds like a script, but "it's the real deal and so is Carey Price," writes the CBC's Peter Mansbridge.