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Broadcaster Lloyd Robertson coming to area By Lisa Gervais

KAWARTHA LAKES One of Canada’s most renowned broadcasters is coming to the City of Kawartha Lakes later this month. Lloyd Robertson will be at Harmony Farm on Country Road 121 on Saturday, May 24 between 1 and 3 p.m. Robertson wrote his memoir The Kind Of Life It’s Been after retiring as chief anchor and senior editor of the CTV National News in 2011. At 80, he still co-hosts W5. Robertson said Harmony Farm co-owner Sara Bornstein wrote his publisher, HarperCollins, to ask if he would appear as part of their author series. Because he and his wife cottage near the Bancroft area, he figured he would be up this way anyway so said yes. He plans to sell and sign books and do a reading. During a wide-sweeping interview with The Kawartha Promoter, he talked about the potential for Trudeaumania part two and took a question on former CTV colleagues, turned beleaguered Senators, Mike Duffy and Pamela Wallin. He covered the rise of Liberal Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, dubbed Trudeaumania, and said it “certainly looks like” Justin may be following in his father’s footsteps. But he said Justin “has stumbled as he is on a learning curve”. He said voters will know within a year whether he is capable of rising to the country’s highest office. “The important thing is just what policies he plans to put in place.” As for Duffy and Wallin, Robertson said he liked both of them but felt they got into the Senate at a time when it was under intense scrutiny. “No doubt this kind of stuff has been going on for a long time,” he said of the Senate in general. Robertson said he was asked by former Prime Minister Jean Chretien about becoming a Senator when he retired but he turned it down and laughed that he had “dodged a bullet.” He said he would read funny extracts from his book when he pays his visit to the area and would share some of the things that he has learned from being a broadcaster over the years.

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