If anything, we have sound immigration policy to thank

John Ibbitson / @JohnIbbitson

Globe and Mail writer-at-large

John Ibbitson is the Globe and Mail’s writer-at-large based in the Ottawa bureau. Previously, he was the newspaper’s Queen’s Park columnist, Ottawa political affairs correspondent, and Washington columnist and correspondent. He is the author of three earlier works of political analysis, including The Polite Revolution: Perfecting the Canadian Dream. He is a past finalist for the Donner Prize, a Governor General’s Award, a National Newspaper Award, a Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award, and the BC National Award for Canadian Non-fiction. He lives in Ottawa.

Most Recent Posts

If anything, we have sound immigration policy to thank

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November 1, 2016

Although Donald Trump, Brexit and other alarms have placed a spotlight on Canadian exceptionalism, it has been clear for a while, now, that things are going right with Canada. “Sometime, not too long ago, while no one was watching, Canada became the world’s most successful country,” I wrote in 2004. The reasons for that success […]

Farewell Mr. Flaherty

Farewell Mr. Flaherty

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April 1, 2014

John Ibbitson looks back on Jim Flaherty’s tenure as finance minister and his great achievement of showing the world how a nation should manage its finances.

Old Arguments, New Horizons

Old Arguments, New Horizons

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March 13, 2014

The old debate over Quebec’s place in Confederation has very little relevance to Canada’s economic future or the people chasing that future, argues John Ibbitson.