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The Globe's Mark MacKinnon (David Blumenfeld)
The Globe's Mark MacKinnon (David Blumenfeld)

Mark MacKinnon

Senior International Correspondent

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Canada’s refugee resettlement plan remains a work in progress

With key elements still in planning stages, including screening and details of what will happen when they arrive, Trudeau admits Paris attacks Canadian screening offices in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey either remain unopen or are awaiting increased staffing, while Ottawa’s plans were only relayed to UNHCR on Saturday

Nov 25, 2015

Crossings: How Syrians in Lebanon are living in limbo

Life for Syrian refugees in Lebanon is becoming more and more desperate. Families intent on migrating to the West legally rather than try their luck trekking to Europe face dwindling humanitarian aid, an increasingly reluctant host country and growing Islamophobia in the very places they one day hope to live

Nov 16, 2015

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Mark MacKinnon is currently based in London, where he is The Globe and Mail's Senior International Correspondent. In that posting he has reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, the rise of Islamic State, the war in eastern Ukraine and Scotland's independence referendum.

Mark recently spent five years as the newspaper's Beijing correspondent. There he won accolades for his investigations into the garment industry in Asia - as well as the Canadian-listed companies Sino-Forest and Silvercorp - and for his reporting from the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan.

Mark has also been posted to the Middle East and Moscow for The Globe and Mail. He has covered the arrival of Canada's troops in Afghanistan, the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq, Russia's war in Chechnya, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah conflict.

A four-time National Newspaper Award winner, Mark is also the author of The New Cold War: Revolutions, Rigged Elections and Pipeline Politics - which was published in 2007 by Random House - and The China Diaries, an e-book of his train travels through the Middle Kingdom along with photographer John Lehmann.

He has interviewed many world leaders, including former Israeli president Shimon Peres, Jordan's King Abdullah II and Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi.

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