Club canadien de Toronto

Club canadien de Toronto

May 25, 2005 11:26 ET

Media Advisory-Monthy Conference In French By Le Club Canadien

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - May 25, 2005) -



WHAT : MONTHY CONFERENCE IN FRENCH BY LE CLUB CANADIEN

WHOM : MR. LESLIE ROBERTS
GLOBAL ONTARIO'S SENIOR EDITOR AND LEAD ANCHOR

WHEN : TUESDAY JUNE 14TH 2005
11:45 AM TO 1:30 PM

WHERE: FAIRMONT ROYAL YORK
100 FRONT STREET WEST


Canadians are politically divided, split almost along provincial borders. And in voter rich Ontario the two main political parties are in a statistical dead heat in the polls. Is Canada in a political crisis? Is the lack of political leadership to blame? And why is sovereignty back on the agenda? In a province with an Anglophone population on the decline for decades, Roberts resisted the bright lights and big city of Toronto, until 4 years ago. Now delivering the nightly news across the province on Global Ontario, Roberts, a third generation journalist offers insight into the business of news. Is there a hidden agenda as critics maintain? Is it impossible be unbiased? And what influence will nightly news reports have on the electorate?

Global Ontario's senior editor and lead anchor Leslie Roberts is an Anglophone who grew up in politically charged Quebec. Among his first assignments, covering the likes or Pierre Trudeau and Rene Levesque during the 1980 referendum. Leslie Roberts grew up in a family of journalists. His grand father and namesake was a well respected author of a dozen books on Canadian history, having been commissioned for the autobiographies of colourful former Quebec premier Maurice Duplesis and outspoken Montreal mayor Jean Drapeau. As a long-time radio morning man turned talk show host and radio news anchor, His father Bill played a key role in English media during a volatile time in Quebec. Leslie has spent most of his career honing his skills in his native Montreal, but was lured away by Fox News to anchor and report from the mean streets of New York. Leslie returned to Montreal as News director and anchor of Global Quebec, which caught the eye of his head office down the 401, where today he is lead anchor at the flagship station of the Global Television Network.

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