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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

Latest Articles

Tories press for House to back motion for AG probe into feds’ infrastructure plan

The Conservatives are calling for the House of Commons to pass a motion asking Canada’s auditor general to probe the federal government’s $187 billion, 12-year infrastructure spending plan. The Tories used their first opposition motion of 2020 o...

Failed prosecution of vice-admiral Mark Norman cost government more than $1.4 million

The attempted prosecution of vice-admiral Mark Norman that ended in a stayed charge against the former second-in-command of Canada’s military cost the government $1,425,389.68, according to new information tabled in the House of Commons. The dollar...

Scheduling issues block shot for Parliament Hill visit from NBA champion Toronto Raptors

Sorry, Ottawa — but a visit to Parliament Hill from the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors is unlikely to happen. Shortly after the team’s magical playoff run ended in the NBA Finals victory over the Golden State Warriors last June, Raptors h...

Conservatives launch bid to force full audit of federal infrastructure fund

Should the federal auditor general launch a full investigation into Team Trudeau’s much-self-touted multibillion dollar infrastructure program? Yes — and “immediately,” even — according to a Conservative-sponsored motion set to hit the Hous...

iPolitics AM: Coronavirus, royal security costs likely to come up as Team Trudeau holds cabinet huddle

ALSO TODAY: O’Toole launches bid for Conservative leadership — Bergen ‘seriously considering’ joining the race Opposition MPs will get a fresh crack at calling out the leader of the minority Liberal government this afternoon when Prime Minist...