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John Ibbitson

John Ibbitson started at The Globe in 1999 and has been Queen's Park columnist and Ottawa political affairs correspondent.

Most recently, he was a correspondent and columnist in Washington, where he wrote Open and Shut: Why America has Barack Obama and Canada has Stephen Harper. He returned to Ottawa as bureau chief in 2009. He is now a writer-at-large based in the Ottawa bureau. Before joining The Globe, he worked as a reporter, columnist and Queen's Park correspondent for Southam papers.

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Showing pride in how far Canada has come John Ibbitson
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Provincial strength contributes to the NDP’s federal weakness John Ibbitson
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Tory by-election landslide in Quebec more than a local race John Ibbitson
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A Heritage Minute with a difference − the first on struggle for LGBTQ rights John Ibbitson
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Which of the two Doug Fords will win out − disciplined leader or rogue premier? John Ibbitson
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Does Doug Ford’s victory signal the end of common sense in Ontario politics? John Ibbitson
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Ontario has lost its political centre Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Donald Trump continues his assault on the West Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Are the Trudeau Liberals decisive or reckless? We’ll soon know John Ibbitson
Bill expunging criminal records of men convicted of homosexual acts passes the Senate
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Why must we limit public access to the people’s Parliament? John Ibbitson
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Third-place finish would raise difficult questions about the Ontario Liberals’ future John Ibbitson
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Whatever opportunities China has to offer, Canada has drawn its line in the sand Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Trudeau’s Liberals have so much to do, and so little time left Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Want to vote ‘none of the above’ in Ontario’s election? Here’s how you can John Ibbitson
MUNK DEBATES
Political correctness vs. progress: Michelle Goldberg and Jordan Peterson each make their case ahead of Munk debate
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As things pile up for Liberals, angry phone calls replace sunny ways Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Doug Ford is a different kind of conservative John Ibbitson
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Illegal border-crossers could erode confidence in Canada’s immigration system – and in the Trudeau Liberals Subscriber content John Ibbitson
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Senators face difficult choice over Bill C-66 John Ibbitson