Peter Mansbridge

Former Chief Correspondent CBC News

Peter Mansbridge is the former chief correspondent of CBC News and Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

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First Person

Pick your side and enjoy the 'Canada Cup' these unique NHL playoffs present

The North Division has resulted in a western playoff series and an eastern series where the winners then meet for what will amount to a kind of Canada Cup, although God forbid, the NHL bosses in New York will never let it be called that. But for me at least, that's exactly what it will be.

In Justin Bieber's hometown, a shinny game pulls Maple Leaf pros: Mansbridge

Sometimes Justin Bieber will rent the ice at the historic, century-old Allman Arena in his hometown of Stratford, Ont., and play pickup hockey with his pals. On Boxing Day his pals happened to include Auston Matthews, Mitchell Marner and Tyson Barrie.

It's been a decade of defining Canadian athletes and fans in a new way

Canada didn't come of age at the Vancouver Olympics in 2010, but it sure dropped its shy, even boring image. We were Canadian. We were winners. We were on top of the world. And we made damn sure everyone knew it.
Point of View

Canadians of all races, backgrounds served in battles commemorated on Remembrance Day: Peter Mansbridge

The story is one of a nation that sent its best to fight a vicious enemy. Its best: from little prairie towns, and big urban centres. They were of all colours, from all cultures and all religions.
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'None of them speak my language': Frustration with politicians echoes across Canada: Peter Mansbridge

Former CBC News chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge travelled across the country ahead of Monday’s federal election to talk to average Canadians, and found that underneath what many of them said there was an undercurrent of frustration with the people fighting to represent them.

For 2 months, the Raptors made Canadians forget about hockey: Peter Mansbridge

Spring has usually meant hockey in this country. But the championship run of the Toronto Raptors has revealed there's room for two in the hearts of Canadians.
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No more Normandy: 75 years after D-Day, a world war would look very different: Peter Mansbridge

Is a global conflict really a thing of the past, 75 years after Canadian troops stormed the beaches of Normandy? Military and defence experts are stark in their assessment of what a world war could look like now, former CBC chief correspondent Peter Mansbridge writes.
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Remembering Michael Maclear's legendary life reporting from the front lines of history

Peter Mansbridge looks back on the life and times of one of his heroes: Michael Maclear. The legendary foreign correspondent gave Canadians an up-close view of many of the most important events of the 20th century. He passed away on Christmas Day at age 89.
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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.

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.