British Election Call – April 23, 2017

Perspective with Alison Smith

British Election Call – April 23, 2017

British Election Call: What it Means for Brexit & Great Britain’s Future

Alison speaks to Paul Workman, London Bureau Chief for CTV National News about Theresa May’s snap election call.

Tim Oliver, Dahrendorf Fellow, London School of Economics, talks to Alison about how the UK election might affect the Brexit negotiations.

Ella Kaye, PhD Candidate in Statistics, University of Warwick, discusses her opposition to Brexit as a UK voter.

David Torrance, Columnist with The Herald Scotland, speaks to Alison from Edinburgh and how the upcoming election result might increase the chances of a second Scottish referendum on independence.

Kate Maltby, political columnist and contributor to the Financial Times and The Guardian discusses the problems plaguing the Labour Party Leader as it heads into the election.


Alison Smith

Alison Smith

Alison Smith is one of Canada’s best known and respected broadcast journalists. As an anchor and reporter for more than three decades, she was a senior award-winning member of the CBC News team. She has reported from every Canadian province and territory and across the globe.

She has hosted a wide range of network TV and radio news programs including The National, CBC News Morning and CBC Radio’s The World at Six. As a live news anchor, reporter and foreign correspondent, some of the stories she has covered include the September 11th attacks, the death of Princess Diana, elections in Israel, South Africa and Mexico and as Washington correspondent, she covered the historic election of US President Barack Obama.

She is a multiple Gemini nominee and has won international recognition for her work including a Gracie Award from the Alliance for Women in Media, a Friendship Award from South African Women for Women, and was named a Woman of Achievement by Hadassah-WIZO Canada. She was educated at the University of British Columbia and Ryerson University. She is also the recipient of an Honorary Doctor of Laws from Okanagan University College (now UBC Okanagan).