Parliamentary Bureau Chief, Sun Media
BIO Gemini Award-winning journalist David Akin covers Canadian federal and electoral politics and is currently the Parliamentary Bureau Chief for Sun Media. Akin has covered five federal elections and more than a dozen provincial elections. He has reported from several G8, G20, APEC, and other international summits of heads of government. Akin received a Gemini Award for his reporting while he was a correspondent for CTV National News and received a National Newspaper Award certificate of merit while working as a contributing writer for The Globe and Mail. His 30-year career in journalism also includes being a member of the inaugural staff at the National Post. Akin has long been one of Canada's journalism pioneers when it comes to exploring ways to use digital media and computer-assisted tools for newsgathering and publishing. The Hill Times has named Akin as one of the 100 most influential people on Parliament Hill. He is one of a handful of Parliamentary Press Gallery journalists who is followed on Twitter by Justin Trudeau, Rona Ambrose, Thomas Mulcair and Elizabeth May. A Montrealer by birth, Akin studied history at the University of Guelph. He lives near Ottawa with his wife and two children. See more at LinkedIn.com
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