Craig Oliver (Canadian journalist)

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Craig Oliver

Born (1938-11-08) November 8, 1938 (age 83)
EmployerCTV News
  • Murray Oliver
  • Annie Bergeron-Oliver[1]

Craig Oliver OC (born November 8, 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 going 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 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 grandchild. 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 Doctor 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 June 29, 2012, Oliver was named an Officer of the Order of Canada.[5][6] At the awards ceremony held on November 23, 2012, the Governor General of Canada David Johnston also presented Oliver with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.


  1. ^ Haws, Emily (November 12, 2018). "Dynamic Father-Daughter Duo: Craig Oliver and Annie Bergeron-Oliver Now Both Working at CTV National". The Hill Times. Retrieved March 10, 2019.
  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. Archived from the original on June 12, 2018. Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  5. ^ "CTV's Craig Oliver receives Order of Canada". CTV News. June 29, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2022.
  6. ^ "Ralph Klein, Pat Quinn named to Order of Canada". CBC News. June 29, 2012. Retrieved March 29, 2022.

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