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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, May 5, 2015
HILL LIFE & PEOPLE SLIDESHOWS
Press Freedom Advocates Look Back on a Bloody Year May 4, 2015

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The Château Laurier was filled with journalists and press freedom advocates Thursday, April 30.
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Don Newman moderated the luncheon again this year.
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The Globe and Mail's Shawn McCarthy, Canada Council of the Arts' Simon Brault, and AP's Kathy Gannon, accepting the 17th annual Canadian World Press Freedom Award.
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AP reporter Kathy Gannon giving a speech about what press freedom means to her, during the luncheon.
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University of Ottawa's Anne McIlroy, Free the Children's Shelley Page, and Maclean's Sue Allan.
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University of Ottawa professor Tolga Yalkin, and Global News' Jacques Bourbeau.
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First place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Signe Wilkinson.
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Second place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Elchicotriste.
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Third place cartoon in the international cartoon competition, Ebrahim Ghanei.
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House Speaker's D.Comms Heather Bradley, Andrew House, and Chris Day.
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Earnscliffe's Geoff Norquay and Hugh Scott from RX&D.
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Kristie Jones and Katie Tenenhouse of Reporters Without Borders.
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Mohamed Fahmy joined the celebrations via video message.

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