International Metropolis Conference Plenary speakers

June 24 to 28, 2019

The Promise of Migration

Inclusion, Economic Growth and Global Cooperation

Robert Russo


Parliamentary Bureau Chief, CBC News


Mr. Russo is the Parliamentary Bureau Chief in Ottawa for CBC News with a mandate to drive original, enterprise and investigative journalism. He is one of the most admired journalistic leaders in the country, and has led teams that have won numerous awards including a Michener, National Newspaper awards and the press gallery’s Charles Lynch Award for lifetime achievement.

Over a three decade career in journalism, Robert was Ottawa bureau chief for The Canadian Press (CP) for ten years, as well as their Washington based correspondent for seven years during the Clinton and Bush administrations. Among other assignments, he was CP’s Montreal English bureau chief and has regularly appeared on CBC television and radio as a political analyst.