Mike Le Couteur officially joined the Global National family in October 2011, but he has been a frequent contributor to the program over the past several years.
He started filling in as a correspondent when the Dawson College shooting in 2006 thrust the local reporter onto the national stage.
Mike’s vast experience in covering countless provincial and federal elections serves him well as he now reports from Parliament Hill for Global National.
Since joining the National team, Mike has been on the front lines of history, covering stories like Superstorm Sandy in New York and New Jersey, the Lac-Mégantic train disaster and the shooting on Parliament Hill.
His tenacious style has also led him to break several stories in the Senate spending scandal that has been gripping the upper chamber for years.
Born and raised in Montreal, Mike studied broadcast journalism at Concordia University.
He jumped into the Global Montreal newsroom right after his schooling…literally.
His first shift was the same day as his last exam.
For the next 12 years, Mike would go on to be front and centre covering Quebec’s biggest stories, such as overpass collapses, to playoff riots and floods.
He has also contributed to Global’s weekly newsmagazine 16×9, putting together a story on Capt. Brian Bews, the CF-18 pilot who narrowly escaped death at an air show in Lethbridge, Alberta July 2010.
Off camera, Mike is known by his colleagues for his razor sharp wit.
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Parliament Hill security may be beefed up two years after the attack that claimed the life of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. Continue reading →
Canada’s cybersecurity strategy is so outdated, the last time it was revised was in 2010 when Conservative Vic Toews was public safety minister. Six years doesn’t seem like a long time for a policy to lay untouched, but in the world of espionage it’s an eternity. Continue reading →
Senator Patrick Brazeau says he’s still battling personal demons and some lingering bitterness as he re-takes his seat in the Senate, but he nevertheless feels lucky to be alive Continue reading →
Holocaust survivor Nate Leipciger, of Toronto, was part of a small group that gave Prime Minister Justin Trudeau a walking tour of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. Continue reading →
Months after Senator Mike Duffy was acquitted of all 31 charges of fraud, breach of trust and bribery, Senate officials want Duffy to pay back $16,955 in what they call ineligible expenses. Continue reading →
Senator Don Plett had no choice but to respond to reporter questions on proposed legislation to protect transgender Canadians once he realized he was locked out of the Senate chamber. Continue reading →
According to David Tkachuk, Mike Duffy wasn’t telling the truth when he said he met withTkachuk and was told how to claim per diems and other expenses. Continue reading →
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Former NDP MP Megan Leslie told Global News she will not put her name forward as New Democrats look for a new leader. Continue reading →
At this time of year hope springs eternal, unless you’re an Ottawa Senators fan. Continue reading →
If the Federal NDP came into this weekend looking for direction, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley tried to show delegates that the road to success is paved in black gold. Continue reading →