The Changing of the Guard

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The Changing of the Guard

The Changing of the Guard: The 1968 Federal Election
The swinging 60s ushered in a new breed of politician and no one embodied this more than Pierre Elliott Trudeau. He made politics exciting and relevant to a new generation. In 1968 Trudeaumania swept Canada and Pierre Elliott Trudeau became a “political superstar.” Canadians were part of an election campaign the likes of which they had never seen before. It was the changing of the old guard that lead to the birth of a new Canada.


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Peter Van Dusen

A distinctive and popular personality with more than two decades of reporting and anchoring experience, Peter is a well-known journalist in Canada’s political arena. He joined CPAC in 2001 to host CPAC’s flagship show, PrimeTime Politics, and as Executive Producer of the channel has guided the evolution of programming to strengthen the viewer experience. Prior to joining CPAC, Peter spent 11 years with CBC Television in Ottawa as the evening anchor for local news.