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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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Within minutes of sitting down with Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu, it becomes easy to understand why she was chosen by her peers in the House of Commons, as part of Maclean’s, Parliamentarians of the Year awards, as the most collegial MP of 2016. ...

Despite campaign theatrics, Kenney has only inherited Notley’s problems

First, congratulations are in order. Just over two years ago, when Jason Kenney became leader of Alberta’s Progressive Conservative Party, the province’s right flank was in complete disarray. Kenney inherited a party whose 44 years of rule was m...

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Concessions compensation dominates Quebec milk producers’ summit

QUEBEC — Quebec milk producers, who account for about half Canada’s milk output, are concerned about how and when a proposed $3.9-billion compensation package will be paid by Ottawa to ease the impact of Canada’s concessions to seal new trade ...

Vets using cannabis has doubled but costs drop under reimbursement policy

The number of veterans using medical cannabis has more than doubled, though reimbursement costs have fallen since the government implemented its stricter reimbursement policy. This comes even as the amount of cannabis that Veterans Affairs Canada is...