Haroon Siddiqui – Columnist (Ret’d) Toronto Star

EVENT DATE: October 22, 2015
TOPIC: Post-election Canada: Our future at home and abroad

Haroon Siddiqui is the Star’s editorial page editor emeritus. He retired in April after 37 years, having been a columnist, national editor, news editor and foreign reporter.  Earlier he was at the Brandon Sun, Manitoba for ten years. He has reported from nearly fifty countries, including the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Iran-Iraq War, India’s emergence as a global power, Turkey as a regional power, and the United Arab Emirates and Qatar as soft powers.

Haroon Siddiqui is a member of the Order of Canada, and a recipient of the Order of Ontario for “creating a broader definition of Canadian identity.” He has won numerous journalistic awards and written several books.