Our Story

Founded in late 2016, Sixth Estate Spotlight sessions and our flagship show Before the Bell hosted by Catherine Clark, examine the intersection of issues and public policy.

We assemble thought leaders around compelling issues before a live audience of Canada’s most influential stakeholders from government, business, academia and the not-for-profit sector, to understand all issues around a story.

All Sixth Estate shows 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.


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 The Globe & Mail, The Toronto Star, Global NewsCPAC, News 1310, Policy Magazine among others.