Doctor of Letters
(honoris causa) DLitt
Craig Oliver, OC, is one of Canada's most respected political journalists and a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters’ Hall of Fame. A reporter and television host for more than 55 years, he has covered major political events and news stories, interpreting and explaining key issues of the day with insight, candour and skill. Currently, Oliver is CTV’s chief political correspondent and chief parliamentary correspondent. Oliver, who lost his sight due to glaucoma, is an inspiration to visually impaired persons and has been a devoted supporter of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind and the Ottawa Eye Institute. He has won multiple Gemini Awards as well as 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 and the Charles Lynch Award from the National Press Gallery. Oliver is an Officer of the Order of Canada.