Craig Oliver (Canadian journalist)

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Craig Oliver

BornNovember 8, 1938
EmployerCTV News
ChildrenAnnie Bergeron-Oliver[1]

Craig Oliver OC (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.[2] Oliver was born in Vancouver, British Columbia and grew up in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. He has been a reporter since 1957.[3]

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.[3] He has two children, Murray and Annie-Claire. He has one granddaughter named Jozi. 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.[2] On June 14, 2013 he received an Honorary Doctorate of Letters (honoris causa) from Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario.[4]

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.


  1. ^ Times, The Hill (2018-11-12). "Dynamic father-daughter duo: Craig Oliver and Annie Bergeron-Oliver now both working at CTV national". The Hill Times. Retrieved 2019-03-10.
  2. ^ a b Canadian Communications Foundation, Biography Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  3. ^ a b The Pod, "Craig Oliver....Come Back Anytime", February 13, 2006. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  4. ^ "Honorary Degree Recipients". Nipissing University. Retrieved December 20, 2018.

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