Legendary journalist speaking at luncheon in Moose Jaw

By Natalie Tomczak Posted: May 13, 2015 2:30 p.m.

Don Newman, long time host of the show Politics on CBC TV
Don Newman, long time host of the show Politics on CBC TV (Photo courtesy of Don Newman)

The University of Regina’s Dr. Vianne Timmons and the City of Moose Jaw’s Mayor Deb Higgins are co-hosting a luncheon featuring Don Newman, an award-winning broadcast journalist.

Newman will present “The 2015 Federal Election: Policies, Personalities and Prospects."

“For the first time we have three parties that can be competitive,” says Newman. “There are 30 new seats and 75 ridings without incumbents. As for the leaders, there is Stephen Harper, the voice of experience. Thomas Mulcair of the NDP who is running his first national campaign but is experienced and we have Justin Trudeau, with the fewest seats and the least experienced but who is the most dynamic and charismatic." 

For decades, Newman reported on major political events in Canada and the U.S.

He worked at CKCK TV in Regina in 1962 as medicare was introduced to Saskatchewan “which was an exciting time to be there,” says Newman.

He eventually moved on to network television in the early 1970’s. He became well known to TV viewers nationally and was respected by politicians of all political stripes.

Newman was made a member of the Order of Canada in 1999 and retired from CBC in 2009. He is now employed as a special advisor to Navigator Canada, a crisis communications company and chairman of 2020, a public policy think-tank in Ottawa.
Now he’s coming to Moose Jaw to share his unique insights of the current political landscape in Saskatchewan and across the country.   

The luncheon will take place:

Monday, June 1, 2015
11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Temple Gardens Hotel and Spa, Salon A & B
24 Fairford Street East
Moose Jaw, SK

Early-bird pricing of $15 per person ends on May 15.

You are welcome to register here or call Catherine White (306) 585-5628.

As the University of Regina continues to embody the recently launched 2015-2020 Strategic Plan, this partnership lunch presentation builds upon one of the three strategic priorities - commitment to our communities.