Each century, the global balance of power shifts dramatically. We’re in one of those times right now. The world is on a roller coaster ride of change. For Canada, that means great challenges-and great opportunities.
Edward Greenspon is chairman of The GPS Project, an initiative of the Canadian International Council that released a report in June 2010 called Open Canada: A Global Positioning Strategy for a Networked Age. He is also president of E-Digi Holdings Inc., a digital consulting and investment company. Mr. Greenspon was Editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and globeandmail.com from 2002-2009, making him responsible for all content produced on all platforms. He also chaired the editorial board. During his tenure, the newspaper held its circulation amid historically challenging market conditions and grew its web traffic to 6.5-million uniques a month. He was the launch editor of globeandmail.com in June 2000. Mr. Greenspon has a combined honours degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University and was a Commonwealth Scholar at the London School of Economics, earning a masters degree in politics and government with distinction in 1985. He began his journalism career at the Lloydminster Times and also worked for the Regina Leader-Post and Financial Post before joining The Globe in 1986 as a business reporter specializing in media industries. He held various positions over the years, among them, European Correspondent, Deputy Managing Editor, Executive News Editor, and Ottawa Bureau Chief. In 1995 he co-authored a book, Double Vision, The Inside Story of the Liberals in Power, for which he shared the 1996 Douglas Purvis Award for the best public policy book. In the fall of 2001, he and pollster Darrell Bricker published Searching for Certainty: Inside the New Canadian Mindset. He also was co-host of CTV’s Question Period and a regular panelist on political and media issues at conferences and on television, radio, and Internet. Mr. Greenspon won the Hyman Soloman Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism in 2002 and he led The Globe to an unprecedented three Michener awards for public service journalism in the span of four years between 2004 and 2007 as well as leading work that led to an Emmy award for globeandmail.com.