Wyatt Sharpe, 13, interviews big names in Canadian politics

Wyatt Sharpe has interviewed some of the biggest names in Canadian politics, and he’s not even in high school yet.

As host of the Wyatt Sharpe Show on YouTube, the 13-year-old has interviewed Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh, Ontario Premier Doug Ford and many other federal and provincial ministers .

“I think just talking to elected officials for my show is a great way to help people better understand various issues,” he told CTV’s Your Morning on Wednesday.

Sharpe says he prepares for an interview by making sure the questions focus on “the most pressing and relevant issues in people’s lives.”

“My interview with Prime Minister Trudeau — it was during the election, so he was going through all the big issues of the election and trying to condense them into an 11 or 12 minute interview,” the young reporter explained. .

Despite his young age, Sharpe says he doesn’t just target audiences in his age group and believes adults can also find value in the topics covered on his show.

“I don’t necessarily look at, say, one age demographic, I think it’s kind of just realizing that everyone, regardless of age, is always impacted by the news,” he said. -he declares.

Sharpe says he hopes to continue his show after graduating from high school as he builds his career as a journalist.

“Politics impacts a variety of people and especially with journalism I think it’s a great way to be able to report on news that people care about and news that, you know, impacts people on a daily basis “, did he declare.

Watch the full Wyatt Sharpe interview at the top of this article.