Current Events Speaker Rex Murphy: Personal & Fiery Commentary

With over three decades as a trusted voice in Canadian media, Rex Murphy knows exactly how to translate current events into common sense with a dash of quick-witted humour. Audiences rave about Rex’s unique brand of social commentary infused with honest opinion on politics, education, and Canadian living. Rex will tell it as he sees it and have audiences laughing while doing so.

Are you looking for a speaker who brings that entertainment factor when informing your audience on hot-button issues?

Give your event some “Rex Appeal.”

What is Rex Appeal?

When speaking to audiences, whether on the radio, in print or on national TV, Rex blends his sharp wit, humour, and sincerity with a multidisciplined understanding of what makes Canadians tick. His presentations are thought-provoking, original and hilariously insightful.

Rex succinctly breaks down complex issues, in a way that empowers audiences to apply a new lens to their thinking. At the same time, he shines a light on the positive impact each industry makes to the future of our country. 

A true storyteller, his anecdotal humour often serves as the spoonful of sugar for the challenges he presents about our country, economy, and social issues. Style, character, honesty & humour – that is “Rex Appeal“.


Rex’s Most Requested Presentations

Resource Rich: On Canadian Resources 
In this inspiring presentation, Rex highlights the central role resource industries play within our economy and society. He advocates for a more balanced view on the resource industries, a domain which provides the essential elements of our civilization.

The State of Education 
In this presentation, Rex explores the state of education—what’s involved in the transaction between student and teacher, and what education is and why we value it. He brings forth a rich dialogue that challenges our education system to do more to help our young people succeed in today’s competitive job market.

Issues of the Day
If anyone has his finger on the pulse of Canadians in every walk of life, it is Rex Murphy. Rex will provide his fearless and thought-provoking views on a head-spinning range of subjects. You will be informed and fascinated and definitely entertained.

Platform Plus | Panelist/In Conversation
Rex is a great addition to any panel discussion on topics such as politics, education and everything Canada. His quotable soundbites get people talking, as evidenced on his appearances on The National:

What Audiences Say About Rex Murphy

You made a superb presentation. Judging by the standing ovation by over 1,000 of our delegates, it would appear they would agree… I don’t believe that I’ve heard anyone describe the role of local government so succinctly and eloquently as you did that evening.
– Alberta Urban Municipalities Association

Rex did an outstanding job at our event …and it was certainly well received and articulated as such by many of the attendees. He balanced a poignant message on the importance of mental health with lighter anecdotes and tales which set a great tone for the lunch.
-Foundation of the Canadian Psychiatric Association

He did such an amazing job of tying a few different storylines together into what makes the Canadian culture unique. He did so in a way that resonated with both Fountain Tire’s culture and values, and built a connection with people from across the country.
– Director of Marketing & Communications, Fountain Tire


If you’re looking for a Canadian Icon, or a compelling commentator on recent events & outlook to the future – Rex Murphy is a great choice for your next event.