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James Baxter

James Baxter is the Editor-in-Chief at iPolitics. Over the past 25 years, Baxter has been an award-winning sportswriter, political journalist, bureau chief and editorial writer. A third-generation public affairs journalist, Baxter’s work covering politics, first in Ottawa and then in Alberta, earned him a Nieman Fellowship at Harvard University in 2008, where his studies focused on international trade law and the future of the media industry. Born and raised in Ottawa, he holds degrees in international relations, journalism, and media administration.

Doug Beazley

Doug, Editor of iPolitics, graduated from the University of Kings's College Journalism Honours Program in 1990. After short stints with Canadian Press in Halifax and small papers in the Maritimes, he joined the Sun Media newsroom in Edmonton, Alberta, where he spent nine years. Doug moved to Ottawa to join the startup Postmedia News Service in May 2007, where he progressed from regional desks to run the night national desk for a 24-7, coast-to-coast news service, working with a small army of reporters and editors. He joined iPolitics in October 2012. He has also written freelance articles for Maclean's Magazine and for national and regional business publications.

Lisa Van Dusen

Lisa Van Dusen, former Washington bureau chief for Sun Media, was an editor at UPI in Washington and an international news writer at ABC News' World News Tonight in New York. She is currently a deputy editor at iPolitics and associate editor of Policy magazine

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Former PM Jean Chrétien attends McKenna’s Ottawa rally

Liberal incumbent Catherine McKenna was joined by former prime minister Jean Chrétien at a rally in her riding of Ottawa Centre Saturday. The current environment minister was looking to drum up support and recruit volunteers ahead of Monday’s elec...

Federal race still tied two days out from election, suggests new Mainstreet polling numbers

It’s still all knotted up. Only two days away from Monday’s election, the Liberals and Conservatives remain locked in a statistical tie in Mainstreet Research’s daily tracking poll results released Saturday, with the NDP resting above 18 per ce...

Daily Election Tracker

The analysis in this report is based on results of a survey conducted between October 16-18, 2019 among a sample of 2,134 adults, 18 years of age or older, living in Canada. The survey was conducted using automated telephone interviews (Smart IVR). R...

Raitt in tough fight in Milton; Bloc surging ahead in Laurier-Sainte Marie: Mainstreet polls

Lisa Raitt is facing a close race in her Greater Toronto Area riding, while Liberal star candidate Steven Guilbeault is trailing behind a resurgent Bloc Québécois in a central Montreal seat, suggest new Mainstreet Research polls for iPolitics. In t...

Mainstreet polls have Wilson-Raybould leading in Vancouver Granville; Duclos up front in Quebec

Former attorney general Jody Wilson-Raybould has jumped out to a four-and-a-half point lead in her Vancouver riding, according to a new Mainstreet Research poll for iPolitics.  In the firm’s 620-person phone survey of voters in Vancouver Granville...