Mike Armstrong has been with Global National since it first hit the airwaves in September 2001. He was also one of the original cast of characters when Global opened its station in Quebec in September of 1997.
As the national correspondent for Quebec, Mike has covered stories in every corner of the province – riots, floods, elections and, of course, a referendum.
His job has taken him beyond Quebec as well, to cover some of the biggest stories of this generation, such as the tsunami in Indonesia, Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf, the earthquake in Haiti, and the war in Afghanistan.
Mike is proud to say he has had the privilege of reporting from every single province in Canada, an accomplishment that came to fruition thanks to a cross-country road trip he made during the 2011 federal election campaign.
One of Mike’s career highlights was in 1997 during the Quebec ice storm. Sent out to cover how families were coping, Mike found a couple in their late 80s who refused to leave their home. The story won a national award, but that’s not what made it so special. The story was told in the first person and the subjects… were his grandparents.
Almost a decade after Etienne Aubé lost his right leg in an explosion in Afghanistan, he was reunited with one of the soldiers who helped him get to safety. Continue reading →
Brody Hinz, 18, was one of the 16 victims killed in last year’s Humboldt Broncos bus crash. Continue reading →
Two Chilean burglary rings were broken up in the Greater Toronto Area in recent years, but police are under no illusion that they’ve made anything more than a dent. Continue reading →
Nearly five months after consenting to extradition, Adesanya Prince is still detained north of Montreal. Continue reading →
Gregory Bromby was 17 years old in May 1994 when he broke into an apartment in Dorval, Que., and murdered 15-year-old Tara Manning. Continue reading →
In the two years since the Quebec City mosque attack, some in the Muslim community say the outpouring of support has dried up. Continue reading →
Global National’s Mike Armstrong travelled to France and Belgium to cover the 100th anniversary of the Armistice. It was a tremendously personal journey, he explains. Continue reading →
“It’s to honour Canadians,” said Rene Gonnez, who attended to thank Canadians personally. “That’s very important.” Continue reading →
Stijn Butaye operates the ‘Pond Farm’ in St-Julien, Belgium. The farm is in the middle of some of the most important battlefields in Canadian military history. Continue reading →
The Glade of the Armistice is a wooded area north of Paris. The First World War ended amid these peaceful trees. The park would then have a notorious role at the start of WWII. Continue reading →
Since refusing to return home to Saudi Arabia, activist Omar Abdulaziz says the government has gone after his family and friends. Continue reading →
Even when you set foot in Humboldt for the first time, it feels like you already know the place, Mike Armstrong explains. Continue reading →
Brayden Camrud is one of only two players returning to the Broncos after April’s tragic bus crash. Continue reading →
The Canadian Space Agency showed off the next generation of its ground observation Radarsat satellites Thursday. Continue reading →
Harjit Sajjan was asked what’s being done to protect Canada’s soldiers in the upcoming United Nations mission in Mali. Continue reading →