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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

Ontario ministers pledge changes to fire reporting requirements, mid-sized hospital funding

The Ontario government will revoke a provincial fire reporting requirement before it takes effect in 2020, and will “very soon” provide relief to medium-sized hospitals running consistent deficits, provincial ministers pledged on Tuesday, facing...

Evening Brief: Watson says Ford agreed long-term care funding shouldn’t be cut

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Proposed anti-alcohol warning for cannabis edibles received well, visuals — not so much

The anti-alcohol warning message the government wants to put on edible cannabis products was well understood by focus groups who were asked to weigh in on Health Canada’s proposals for product packaging. However, the photo it hoped would have the ...

The Drilldown: U.S. warns Greece against hosting Iranian ship released from Gibraltar

The Lead After Gibraltar released an Iranian tanker at the centre of tensions in the strait of Hormuz, the United States has warned Greece against helping the vessel, as tracking data shows the ship headed for Kalamata. “We have conveyed our stron...

Ottawa mayor says Ford agreed in meeting to not cut long-term care home funding

A private meeting between Ontario Premier Doug Ford and Ottawa Mayor Jim Watson resulted in the premier agreeing that cuts should not be made to long-term care homes, Watson revealed to iPolitics. “We were going to lose about $800,000 from the pro...