Above: Keith Boag, CBC Washington correspondent, in conversation with Dr. Allan Bonner on the results of the US Midterm Elections at our lunchtime briefing: “The US Midterm Elections and their Impact on Canada” held on November 8, 2018 at the Royal Canadian Military Institute.
Keith Boag: has been a journalist at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation for 35 years mostly covering politics in Canada and the United States. As Ottawa Bureau Chief and Chief Political Correspondent, Keith was the main political analyst for CBC’s The National and CBC News Specials from 2001 until 2009. In 2010 he opened the CBC’s Los Angeles Bureau. In 2012 he was posted to Washington DC from where he contributes to CBC radio and television and regularly writes political columns and features for the website CBC.ca. Since 2015 he has devoted almost all of his professional energy to covering Donald Trump and his rise to US Commander in Chief.
Dr. Allan Bonner: BA, BEAD, MA, MSc, DBA, LLM, MScPI, MPPA(Cand.), is the founder of Allan Bonner Communications Management Inc., which is a communications company that has helped clients on five continents face some of the most contentious issues of our times. For 30 years he has taught regularly at the post-graduate level, as a sessional, contract, and intensive one-day instructor across Canada, and as a guess lecturer around the world. He has worked with the military, including Peacekeepers, the Provost Marshall, the Judge Advocate General (JAG), and the Military Complaints Commissioner. He has helped international diplomats; domestic, central, and offshore banks; 11 oil, gas, and chemical companies; and other blue-chip clients on five continents. His political work includes helping heads of government, cabinet ministers, G7, G8 and UN delegations, the WTO, NATO, IAEA, and many others. He has worked in Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Singapore, Canberra, Budapest, Geneva, Bled, Vienna, Kuwait City, Nairobi, most American States, Mexico, and all Canadian provinces.
Allan was the first North American, and still only Canadian, to be awarded a post-graduate degree in risk, crisis, and disaster management. He taught on most Canadian military bases, the Canadian Police College, and worked with security and intelligence officials. At the international level, Allan has worked with several UN and international entities with security responsibilities.