Current Events and Political Speakers

Pundits, policy-makers and former politicians offer keen insights into our current political climate. Coming from a wide array of perspectives, we have speakers who excel in educating, informing and sparking powerful conversations about national affairs.

Click any of the speakers below for a full biography and program overview.

Sally Armstrong

Sally Armstrong has the gift of touching the emotions of her audience through her stories based on her travel to many remote parts of...

Stephen Bauld

Stephen Bauld is a public speaker on the international stage and co-author of The Municipal Procurement Handbook (two editions) and...

Keith Boag

Keith Boag is a Canadian senior journalist with CBC Television. He works with The National as the chief political correspondent, CBC...

Patrick Brown

Patrick Brown, a giant in Canadian journalism, was appointed as Global TV's Beijing-based Asia Correspondent in the fall of 2011. He...

Patricia Croft

In 2010, notable economist and media commentator, Patricia Croft, retired as chief economist at RBC Global Asset Management. Patti...

David Dodge

David Dodge is currently the chancellor of Queen's University, and a former economics instructor at Queen's University, John Hopkins...

Don Drummond

After a brilliant career as a senior federal finance official and bank chief economist, in which he has been a force in shaping and...

Jim Harris

Jim Harris is a one of North America's foremost management consultants, authors and thinkers on disruptive innovation, leadership,...

Patrick Leroux

Successful entrepreneur and best selling author of nine books on sales and personal and professional development. Patrick Leroux helps...

Duncan McCue

Duncan McCue has been a reporter for CBC News in Vancouver for 12 years. His award-winning news and current affairs pieces are featured...

Julia Moulden

A powerful new idea is sweeping North America: that "doing good" can mean more than volunteering and philanthropy. That how...

Jeff Rubin

Jeff Rubin is the former chief economist for CIBC World Markets and widely recognized for accurately predicted soaring oil prices back...

Dr. Sima Samar

Dr. Sima Samar is probably one of the most selfless leaders on the world stage today. Dr. Samar fled Afghanistan in 1984 after her...

Jeffrey Simpson

Jeffrey Simpson, The Globe and Mail's national affairs columnist, has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the...

Brian Tobin

One of the best orators in the country, The Hon. Brian Tobin inspires audiences with a vision for Canada, while at the same time giving...

Dr. Michael Walker

Dr. Michael Walker is a Senior Fellow at The Fraser Institute and President of the Fraser Institute Foundation. From its inception...

Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente brings a candid and revealing perspective to some of the country's least-reported, but most important issues. Now, hear...