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 and he is one of just two individuals who are followed on Twitter by Stephen Harper, Thomas Mulcair and Justin Trudeau. 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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