Our Story

The evolution of live journalism.  Sixth Estate brings issues that affect Canadians to life.  We assemble thought leaders around compelling issues before our live in-person broadcast audience of Canada’s most influential stakeholders from government and business.

Discussions, conferences and events are moderated by renowned journalists and deliver engaging perspectives with the input of audiences that participate in the discussions using our interactive technology.  Further, each event is broadcast live to an extended audience via Facebook Live.  Our journalists may tell the story but it is you who shape it.

Founded in late 2016, Sixth Estate began by producing live journalism events under licence from iPolitics under the  iPoliticsLive brand. The company  produced over thirty live journalism events within the first year alone in Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary.  Today the Sixth Estate produces Before the Bell,  a news magazine event series that focuses on business, government and the economy under the Sixth Estate brand.


The Sixth Estate team is made up of professional journalists and communications experts who have a solid inside understanding of government, business and journalism.  With over 100 years of combined experience our team contributes regularly to iPolitics, The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, CPAC, News 1310, Policy Magazine among others.

Andrew Beattie, founder & president 613-232-1130 ext 101

Bruce Libbos, associate producer logistics & production   613-232-1130 ext 105









Barbara Balfour

Catherine Clark

Susan Delacourt

Dale Smith