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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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Trudeau Liberals seek to capitalize on gains in Quebec

QUEBEC — The replacement of Jody Wilson-Raybould — an Indigenous woman from British Columbia — with Quebec MP David Lametti to head the Justice department appears part of the Liberals’ shift in strategy to get themselves re-elected in Octobe...

Democrats had better hope Hillary is wrong

Hillary Clinton excels at the blame game. She’s still obsessively fingering just about everyone else for her stunningly embarrassing loss to Donald Trump. She blames Russia for meddling. She blames former FBI director James Comey for reopening a c...

The Sprout: CN Rail comes up short in court challenge

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Bureaucrat in charge of Phoenix pay system named head of Canadian Mint

The senior civil servant responsible for fixing the troubled Phoenix pay system has landed a new job. Marie Lemay has been named the next CEO of the Royal Canadian Mint, the Crown corporation that mints and distributes Canadian coined currency, the...

The Drilldown: Mexican pipeline explosion kills 73

The Lead A major pipeline supplying much of central Mexico exploded on Friday, killing at least 73 people and injuring many more. The pipeline in the town of Tlahuelilpan in Hidalgo state, about 100 kilometres north of Mexico City, had been perforat...