Atlantic Provinces

The Great Canadian Tour

Atlantic Provinces

A cross-country adventure exploring the sights, sounds, and stories that make Canada interesting and unique.

In this episode, host Glen McInnis visits the Atlantic Provinces.

Learn more about the prosperous future of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada’s youngest and easternmost province. For the first time after joining Confederation, it will become a “have” province. Join Glen as he commemorates Memorial Day in St.John’s, paying respect to the losses of Newfoundlanders during the First World War. Glen speaks with Aubrey J. Halfyard (Royal Newfoundland Regiment Advisory Council (RNRAC)), Anthony McAllister (Royal Newfoundland Regiment), David Parsons (RNRAC), Reg Anstey (Newfoundland and Labrador Federation of Labour), Korey Turpin (owner, Atlantica Restaurant), and Tom Marshall (Newfoundland and Labrador Minister of Finance).

Next, Glen visits Nova Scotia, where the haunting story of Africville is told. Glen speaks with Donald Clairmont (Dalhousie University), Irvine Carvery (Africville Genealogy Society), Peter Kelly (Mayor of Halifax), and Sheila Fougere (city councillor).

Also on the program, Glen asks ordinary people from all four Atlantic Provinces what makes their part of Canada so unique.


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Glen McInnis

Born and raised in Glace Bay, Nova Scotia, Glen is a proud Cape Bretoner. His distinctive personality and informal approach bring a fresh perspective to political news. Since joining CPAC in 2000, Glen has hosted Outburst, the Great Canadian Tour and reported on the Hill. Before joining CPAC, Glen worked with CBC Radio in Sydney, NS, and occasionally appeared as guest host for Breakfast Television on ATV in Halifax. He has also worked for Calgary’s A-Channel where he was a producer for The Big Breakfast, as well as a news writer. Glen is also an avid musician, and can often be found playing his prized Rickenbacker bass around Ottawa in his spare time.