Jeffrey Simpson, National Affairs Senior Columnist, Globe & Mail

EVENT DATE: December 12, 2012
TOPIC: Chronic Condition: Why Canada’s Health-care system needs to be dragged into the Twenty-First Century

Mr Simpson joined The Globe and Mail in 1974.  He became its Ottawa bureau chief in 1978; served in London UK as European correspondent, 1981-1983; and began writing his national affairs column in 1984.  He has published eight books, written numerous magazine articles, and appears regularly on television in both English and French.  He has won all three of Canada’s leading literary prizes – the Governor-General’s award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column-writing.  

Jeffrey Simpson is an Officer of the Order of Canada.  He studied at the University of Toronto, Queen’s University, and the London School of Economics.  He has received honorary doctorates of laws from Queen’s and other universities.  He has been a member of Queen’s board of trustees and the editorial board of The Queen’s Quarterly, and has taught at Queen’s Institute of Policy Studies.  He is a senior fellow at the University of Ottawa’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.  He lives in Ottawa with his family.