Prince Edward Island
Appointed on the advice of:
Stephen Harper (C)
On January 26, 2009, Mike Duffy embarked on a new career as a member of the
Senate of Canada, representing his home province of Prince Edward Island. As a
Senator, Mike has been active on the Standing Committee on Agriculture and
Forestry and the Standing Committee on Rules, Procedures and the Rights of
After a long and distinguished career in journalism, Mike left his position as
host of CTV's Mike Duffy Live, where “Duff`" was seen by millions of Canadians
as the most authoritative broadcaster commenting on the political life of
Mike moved to Ottawa in 1971 and began covering news from Parliament Hill. He
joined CBC Radio News in 1974, continued with CBC TV’s “The National” in 1978
and made the move to CTV in 1988.
He is a member of the Canadian Association of Broadcasters Hall of Fame and is
the recipient of an ACTRA award for live TV reporting.
In addition to his numerous awards and citations, Mike is a former Visiting
Fellow at Duke University; and he has received honorary degrees from the
University of Prince Edward Island, PEI; from Niagara University in Niagara
Falls, NY; and from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON.