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From Jeopardy! to Question Period: Alex Trebek on Canadian politics and Sudbury

One of Sudbury's most famous native sons is returning to his hometown for a visit shortly, but before he makes the trip to the Nickel City, Alex Trebek visited the House of Commons in Ottawa.

Famous quiz show host planning visit to the Nickel City in coming weeks

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One of Sudbury's most famous native sons is returning to his hometown for a visit shortly, but before he makes the trip to the Nickel City Alex Trebek made a stop in Ottawa.

Trebek attended a different quiz show of sorts: Question Period at the House of Commons.

The host of Jeopardy! used to work in the nation's capital as a CBC journalist.

Trebek spoke to reporters afterwards about his observations.

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Canada's Alex Trebek, who began his career in the CBC before becoming the long-running host of Jeopardy!, had a bird's-eye view of question period Tuesday. 1:36

Trebek was also asked about his plans to visit his hometown, although he did not elaborate on what brings him to Sudbury.

"I will be in Sudbury in the next few weeks. I get to have my picture taken in front of the Big Nickel," he said.

"It has come a long way. They've cleaned up the atmosphere as you all know more than I. It is now a much friendlier place for families in which to develop."

The quiz show host was also in Ottawa Tuesday for the for the inauguration of Alex Trebek Alumni Hall at the University of Ottawa. The hall was named after Trebek following his $2.4 million donation to the school.

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Jeopardy host Alex Trebek reacts with self-deprecating humour as he receives an honour from his alma mater, the University of Ottawa. 1:42

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