|Name Craig Oliver|
TV shows Question Period
Books Oliver's Twist
|Education University of Toronto|
|Children Annie Claire Bergeron-Oliver|
Awards Gemini Award for Best Reportage, Gordon Sinclair Award For Broadcast Journalism
Similar People Robert Fife, Peter Stursberg, Charles Lynch, Peter Jennings
Craig oliver an unapologetic newshound
Craig Oliver (born 8 November 1938) is currently chief political commentator for CTV News, and is the former co-anchor of the weekly public affairs series Question Period. Oliver was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He has been a reporter since 1957.
Oliver was previously CTV's Ottawa bureau chief. Prior to coming to Ottawa, he covered the Reagan years as CTV's Washington correspondent for almost a decade. He was a personal friend to the late Pierre Elliot Trudeau at the same time that he reported on Trudeau's Liberal government.
Oliver is legally blind, a condition he developed late in life. Oliver has won two Gemini Awards and the President's Award from the Radio and Television News Directors' Association. He has also won the Gold Ribbon Award from the Canadian Association of Broadcasters, the Charles Lynch Award from the National Press Gallery. The University of Regina honoured Oliver in June 2009, with an Honorary Doctorate of Laws degree. On June 14, 2013 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.
On May 24, 2012 Oliver was named an Officer of the Order Of Canada. At the awards ceremony held on November 23,2012, Governor-General David Johnston also presented Oliver with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal.