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Peter Mansbridge, O.C., LL.D.

Stratford, Ontario [Canada]

Officer of the Order of Canada

Awarded on April 10, 2008; Invested on November 5, 2009

Since his legendary discovery while making a public address announcement for a small airline in Churchill, Manitoba, Peter Mansbridge has become one of Canada's most respected newscasters. He moved through the ranks of the CBC to his current position of chief correspondent and anchor of "The National", the network's flagship newscast. Recognized nationally and internationally as one of the best in his field, he is a key player in sculpting the CBC's coverage of critical events at home and around the world. He is also dedicated to promoting literacy and supporting Canadian youth, notably with a national leadership award that bears his name.