His Mansbridgeness


When CBS's This Morning came a-courtin' in 1988, Peter Mansbridge said no thanks. He was the un-Gretzky—a hero for staying in Canada. On July 1, 2017, Canada's sesquicentennial, Mansbridge will retire as anchor of CBC's The National, adding a degree of pathos to an anniversary already beset by anger and confusion. But before he goes, he will enjoy "a long goodbye," touring the country and allowing Canadian journalists and citizens alike a last opportunity to bask in his glory. Many nice things will be said of our Peter this week, but he's heard them all before. It will be the end of an aura.