It’s been 150 years since journalists arrived on Parliament Hill, covering Canada’s budding confederation. Sharp Wits & Busy Pens, written by current and former Parliamentary Press Gallery reporters, tracks the evolution from the days when political journalism was little more than a written transcript of debates. Close ties turned to clashes with government, booze flowed, scandal brewed, women broke down the door to membership and TV cameras arrived and reshaped how Canadians saw Parliament.
Join contributors Manon Cornellier (Le Devoir), Hélène Buzzetti (Le Devoir) and Josh Wingrove (Bloomberg) for a conversation with Jim Creskey (The Hill Times) on the evolution and current state of parliamentary press coverage.
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