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Saying goodbye to Khalid Mohamed, our relentlessly hardworking circulation master

By Jim Creskey      

Scrupulously honest and intellectually explosive, he was a friend to many of us at The Hill Times for a quarter of a century.

Having defected from the Iraqi Baathist regime in 1978 while he was on a student trip to Montreal, Khalid Mohamed studied in India and then settled with his family in Syria before immigrating to Canada. But the problems and the politics of the Middle East never left his mind. Photograph courtesy of the family of Khalid Mohamed

Khalid Mohamed came to Canada in 1989, the same year that The Hill Times began publishing. He had two advanced degrees: a master’s in electrical engineering from a university in Mumbai and another master’s in macro-economics from York University that he gained after he became a Canadian. He had authored several books in Arabic, some on religious leaders, and at the time of his death he was working on one in English. But Khalid’s extensive intellectual life was

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