How much are Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s policies on the oil sands influenced by Frank McKenna, a powerful player in the oil and banking industries?
Bruce Livesey is an award-winning investigative journalist and the lead investigative reporter for the National Observer. His writing has appeared in most major magazines and newspapers in Canada, including The Globe and Mail, Report on Business Magazine, National Post, Toronto Star, The Gazette, The Walrus, Canadian Business, Canadian Lawyer and The Financial Post.
Livesey also has extensive experience working in television. He spent six years as an associate producer at CBC TV’s the fifth estate and then as a producer working for the investigative unit of The National, the fifth estate and CBC News Sunday. He has also worked outside Canada on a co-production of PBS’s Frontline and the New York Times and directed documentaries for Al Jazeera English, Discovery Channel and Al Gore’s Current TV. From 2012 to 2015, he produced investigative items for the Global TV newsmagazine 16×9. As well, Livesey collaborated with National Public Radio (NPR) and CBC-Radio on an investigative radio exposé about the collusion of Mexico’s army with drug cartels.
Livesey is a co-winner of a Dupont Award, one of the most prestigious U.S. television awards, winner of a Canadian Association of Journalism (CAJ) award (and nominated for one other CAJ award), and been nominated for two Geminis and eight National Magazine Awards, winning in 2008 and in 2013, and nominated for a Society of Business Editors and Writers Canada award in 2015. He was also the winner of an RTDNA award in 2010. And a documentary he co-produced on how the mass media depicts Arabs for the OMNI television network won the Canadian Ethnic Media Award for best TV story in 2012.
In 2012, Livesey's bestselling book about fraud in the financial industry, Thieves of Bay Street, was published by Random House and was nominated for an Arthur Ellis Award for best non-fiction crime book the following year.