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A former foreign editor and foreign affairs columnist for the Financial Post, he has also served as the national political correspondent for Saturday Night magazine and as a member of the editorial board of the Globe and Mail.
Chantal Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star as well as a guest columnist for Le Devoir. She is a weekly participant on the political panel At Issue on CBC's The National. She is also a regular participant in various other television and radio current affairs programs in French and English. She served as correspondent for Radio-Canada as well as bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. She is a senior fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto.
He has written for most of Canada's major magazines and has appeared as a guest on many television and radio programs, including Pamela Wallin Live, Canada AM, Diplomatic Immunity, Morningside and Sunday Morning. Daniel Stoffman is the co-author of Boom, Bust and Echo. His most recent book, Who Gets In: What's Wrong with Canada's Immigration Program and How to Fix It was a finalist for the Donner Prize and the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize.
David K. Foot, professor of economics at the University of Toronto, is co-author of the bestselling books Boom Bust & Echo 2000: Profiting from the Demographic Shift in the New Millennium and Boom Bust & Echo: How to Profit from the Coming Demographic Shift.
He is best known as the long-time moderator of the highly successful CBC-TV science magazine show, The Nature of Things, which airs in more than 40 nations. His 1985 series, A Planet for the Taking averaged 1.8 million viewers per episode and earned him a United Nations Environment Program Medal (1988).
Don Drummond joined the federal Department of Finance upon completing his studies at Queen's University. During almost 23 years at Finance, he held a series of progressively more senior positions in the areas of economic analysis and forecasting, fiscal policy and tax policy. He joined the TD Bank in June 2000 as senior vice-president and chief economist.
George Elliott Clarke
In addition to being a poet, playwright and literary critic, Clarke is the E.J. Pratt Professor of Canadian Literature at the University of Toronto. He taught English and Canadian Studies at Duke University (1994-1999). During 1998-99 he was appointed the Visiting Seagrams Chair in Canadian Studies at McGill University, then became professor of English at the U of T in 1999 before being appointed E.J. Pratt Professor in 2003.
The New York Times has dubbed Irshad Manji "Osama Bin Laden's worst nightmare." She takes that as a compliment. Manji is the bestselling author of The Trouble with Islam Today: A Muslim's Call for Reform in Her Faith. It has been published internationally, including in Pakistan, Turkey, India and Lebanon.
Jennifer Welsh, one of Canada's most brilliant and accomplished young minds, has a provocative plan to remedy our diminishing international status and our lack of coherent direction for the future. She is the author of At Home in the World: Canada's Global Vision for the 21st Century. Welsh holds a master's and doctorate in international relations from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar, and is currently a university lecturer in international relations and a fellow of Somerville College at the University of Oxford.
Jim Stanford is an economist in the Research Department of the Canadian Auto Workers. He received his PhD in economics in 1995 from the New School for Social Research in New York, specializing in international trade, macroeconomics, and the economic impact of labour and social institutions. Stanford's research on a wide range of economic topics has been published in numerous academic and popular outlets. He is the author of Paper Boom published in 1999 by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and James Lorimer & Company. Stanford also writes regular columns for the Globe and Mail and This Magazine.
John Ralston Saul
John Ralston Saul is best known for his philosophical essays. These began with a philosophical trilogy made up of the bestseller Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West; the polemic philosophical dictionary The Doubter's Companion; and the book that grew out of his presentation of the Massey Lectures, The Unconscious Civilization. The latter won the 1996 Governor General's award for non-fiction.
Joseph Facal is a political economist, a sociologist, and a former Québécois politician. Facal obtained his bachelor of political science at l'Université du Québec à Montréal, his master's in political science at l'Université de Montréal, and a doctorate in sociology at l'Université de Paris (Sorbonne). He was a member of parliament for the PQ in Fabre. He now teaches at Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) Montreal. He is the author of Le Déclin du fédéralisme canadien.
Marie-Bernard Meunier is a visiting fellow at Berlin's Siftung Wissenscaft un Politik. She is a former career diplomat and has held various high-level positions in Canada's foreign service, including notably ambassador to UNESCO, the Netherlands, and from 2000-2004 to Germany. She is also a member of the board of directors of Centre d'Etudes et de Recherches Internationales de l'Université de Montréal (CÉRIUM).
Mark Kingwell is a professor of philosophy at the University of Toronto and a senior fellow of Massey College. He specializes in theories of politics and culture. He was a contributing editor to Saturday Night magazine, the Globe and Mail books section and a former columnist for the National Post. He frequently appears on television and radio, often on the CBC.
Neil Bissoondath writes fiction and non-fiction. In both genres, he deals with themes of migration and dislocation. His collection of stories Digging Up the Mountains (Random House, 1988) earned considerable praise. It was followed by the novel A Casual Brutality in 1989. He was shortlisted for the 1999 Governor General's award for fiction for The Worlds Within Her. His controversial book Selling Illusions: The Cult of Multi-Culturalism in Canada (Penguin Canada, 1994) critiques Canada's identity politics from his perspective as a Canadian who emigrated from Trinidad over 20 years ago.
Pierre Fortin is a professor of economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal, and an associate of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. Pierre Fortin is professor of economics at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), which he joined in 1988 after teaching at Université Laval and the Université de Montréal. In 1995 he was selected by the Quebec Association of Business Economists as "the most influential Quebec economist of the last decade." He is a past president of the Canadian Economics Association.
Rachel A. Qitsualik
Rachel A. Qitsualik writes regular columns on Inuit culture for Native Journal and News/North. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Indian Country Today, Nunatsiaq News, Rabble.com, Up Here magazine, Aboriginal Voices, and the Ring of Ice anthology. She is currently working on a personal anthology and a novel. She lives in Nunavut.
Richard Hétu has been a correspondent of La Presse in New York since 1994. For years he has been passionate about United States politics and history. In 2002 he published La route de loudest (VLB). Under the title of correspondent, he explores the shortcomings of American society through personalities like Michael Moore, Cindy Sheehan and George W. Bush, among others.
Roger Gibbins is president and CEO of the Canada West Foundation, a public policy research group based in Calgary. Prior to assuming the leadership of the Canada West Foundation in 1998, Roger was a professor of political science at the University of Calgary, where he started his academic career in 1973 and served as department head from 1987 to 1996. Roger has authored, co-authored or edited 21 books and more than 100 articles and book chapters, most dealing with western Canadian themes and issues. In 1998 he was elected as a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, and was the president of the Canadian Political Science Association from 1999 to 2000.
Stéphane Kelly is an invited professor to the Faculty of Social Science of Laval University. Author of La petite loterie: Comment la Couronne a obtenu la collaboration du Canada français aprés 1837 (Boreal, 1997), a work in which he applied Arendtian concepts to understanding the collaboration between the Crown and French-Canadians. He is also a member of the editorial board of The Argument review.
Dr. David Walker
Dr. David Walker is the dean, faculty of health sciences at Queen's University in Kingston, Ont. In 2003-04, he chaired Ontario's Expert Panel on SARS and Infectious Disease Control as well as the subsequent Expert Panel in 2005 on the Legionnaires' Disease outbreak in Toronto.