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Extraordinary Canadians

A book by Peter Mansbridge with Mark Bulgutch.

Peter Mansbridge with Mark Bulgutch

In this timely and heartwarming volume of personal stories, Peter Mansbridge and former CBC producer Mark Bulgutch bring together inspiring Canadians from across the country, who in their own way, are making Canada a better place for all.

Hear Gitxsan activist Cindy Blackstock describe her childhood in northern British Columbia where she straddled two communities—Indigenous and non-Indigenous — and her subsequent fight for equitable health care for all children as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society. Meet Matt Devlin, the US broadcaster who found a new home in Canada when he got a job with the Toronto Raptors, and read how he helped calm the crowd when a gunman began shooting in Nathan Phillips Square after the team's NBA championship win. From the young woman living with Crohn's disease — and proudly modeling her ostomy bag — to the rabbi whose family fled Nazi Germany — and who now gives the benediction on Parliament Hill each Remembrance Day — Extraordinary Canadians celebrates the people who have overcome adversity and broken down barriers to champion the rights and freedoms of everyone who calls Canada home.

Featuring voices from all walks of life — advocates, politicians, doctors, veterans, immigrants, business leaders, and more—this collection gets to the heart of what it means to be Canadian. These stories will change the way you see your country and make you fall in love with Canada all over again. (From Simon & Schuster)

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Peter Mansbridge's legacy

5 years ago
Duration 17:27
As Peter Mansbridge retires after nearly 50 years with the CBC, The National looks back at his career from his first days in radio to his 29-year run as chief correspondent of CBC News and anchor of The National. 17:27

Peter Mansbridge on being 'an eyewitness to history'

5 years ago
Duration 0:35
The retiring anchor reflects on how much he's seen over the course of anchoring The National for 3 decades. 0:35
Rosemary Barton and Ian Hanomansing discuss the importance of Canadian news with caller Dwain Drew. 8:50
Former chief correspondent and anchor of CBC News' The National Peter Mansbridge takes your calls on Cross Country Checkup. 19:04

 

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