As chief parliamentary correspondent for CTV News, Craig Oliver is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected journalists, a newsman who has reported on the major political figures and news stories of our times with passion, insight, and bracing candour.
He brings those same qualities to this many-layered memoir of an extraordinary professional and personal life. Oliver has witnessed up close the follies, foibles, and occasional brilliance of the men and women who shaped our history over four decades.
At the same time, Oliver pursued a personal passion for Canada’s wilderness rivers. For thirty years, he and a close company of companions—from Tim Kotcheff and John Macfarlane to Eddie Goldenberg and Pierre Trudeau—paddled some of the most remote waters in western and northern Canada. Most surprising is the revelation that this accomplished television reporter has been legally blind for more than a decade.
Entertaining, zesty, and shrewd, Oliver’s Twist will leave readers begging for more.