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Ian Bailey is a reporter with The Globe and Mail’s Ottawa Bureau and author of The Globe’s daily Politics Briefing newsletter. This is his latest assignment in a journalism career that has taken him across Canada, from a posting as the St. John’s correspondent for The Canadian Press, through CP assignment’s in Toronto and Vancouver. Also in Vancouver, he reported for The National Post and the Province, where he covered federal and provincial politics.

Ian joined The Globe and Mail in 2007, covering politics, crime, the B.C. film and TV production sector, and a range of other stories while based in the Vancouver Bureau. His West Coast reporting included the Surrey Six murders, the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, and the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot.

Born in the U.K. and raised in the Toronto area, Ian graduated from York University and Toronto Metropolitan University.

Why did you become a journalist?

In essence, the opportunity to explain the world to readers one story at a time.


Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail


Bachelor of Arts (Honours), Urban Studies and Political Science, York University

Bachelor of Applied Arts, Journalism, Toronto Metropolitan University

Honours & Awards

2017 - Jack Webster Award, Best Breaking News Reporting - Print. Team Award for "Cheque Day"

2019 - National Newspaper Award, Breaking News. Team Award - Manhunt for two teen murder suspects

Languages spoken


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