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High soapbox, visible, Ivison can be unpredictable

John Ivison, National Post columnist

John Ivison, who was born in Robbie Burns’ home town of Dumfries, Scotland, came to Canada in 1996 after reporting for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. He started as a journalist at The Financial Post, where he spent five years and held the position of deputy editor. After covering Queen’s Park, Mr. Ivison was dispatched to Ottawa. As columnist for one of Canada’s national newspapers, Mr. Ivison has a high soapbox. He’s also one of the herd of journalists who frequently pops up on TV news network political panels, such as Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics. Mr. Ivison puts a lot of effort into covering foreign policy issues. His columns are well-written, eclectic, and unpredictable. He delves into serious policy issues at the national level but sometimes takes a tough look at provincial issues, such as the way Ontario runs its lottery and gambling operations. Mr. Ivison has a strong presence on Twitter and blogs on the National Post’s Full Comment web page.

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High soapbox, visible, Ivison can be unpredictable

John Ivison, National Post columnist

John Ivison, who was born in Robbie Burns’ home town of Dumfries, Scotland, came to Canada in 1996 after reporting for The Scotsman newspaper in Edinburgh. He started as a journalist at The Financial Post, where he spent five years and held the position of deputy editor. After covering Queen’s Park, Mr. Ivison was dispatched to Ottawa. As columnist for one of Canada’s national newspapers, Mr. Ivison has a high soapbox. He’s also one of the herd of journalists who frequently pops up on TV news network political panels, such as Evan Solomon’s Power and Politics. Mr. Ivison puts a lot of effort into covering foreign policy issues. His columns are well-written, eclectic, and unpredictable. He delves into serious policy issues at the national level but sometimes takes a tough look at provincial issues, such as the way Ontario runs its lottery and gambling operations. Mr. Ivison has a strong presence on Twitter and blogs on the National Post’s Full Comment web page.

  

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
ITK hosts intimate preview of next week's Taste of the Arctic event March 2, 2015

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ITK project coordinator Looee Okalik, using an 'ulu' or 'woman's knife' to cut off a portion of 'Nikku' or dried caribou.
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NAC Le Café's executive chef John Morris explaining his take on traditional Inuit menu items.
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First Air's Elisapee Sheutiapik, also former mayor of Iqaluit, with ITK health and social development assistant director Anna Fowler.
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First Air's Ron Lowry, Ms. Sheutiapik, ITK's Looee Okalik, iPolitics' Elizabeth Gray-Smith, ITK's Anna Fowler, The Hill Times' Rachel Aiello, First Air's Bert van der Stege, and ITK's Kathleen Tagoona.
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After the tasting, Chef John Morris joined the guests for the mini-feast of traditional Inuit foods.
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Chef John Morris spoons some jus on Ottawa Citizen food editor Peter Hum's plate.
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First Air's Ron Lowry and Bert van der Stege; and ITK President Terry Audla.
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ITK president Terry Audla digging in to the frozen Arctic char or 'Iqaluk' meat from the Rankin Inlet.
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First Air's Ron Lowry adding a bit of seal fur to his suit.

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