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Tu Thanh Ha

Tu Thanh Ha
National reporter

Area of Expertise

Courts, crime, politics, science.

I am a general assignment reporter who has written on a wide range of topics, from the Bruce McArthur case to obituaries of Holocaust survivors.

Before moving to Toronto, I spent 12 years as a correspondent for the Globe and Mail in Montreal, reporting on Quebec politics, organized crime, space flights, natural disasters. I have also covered politics as a reporter in the Globe's parliamentary bureau and as a legislature reporter in Quebec City for Montreal's The Gazette.

As a former refugee I am lucky that my parents had the fortitude and resourcefulness to escape from a war and start a new life in a new land.

Years in Journalism


Years at The Globe and Mail



Concordia University, 1990

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf, 1981

Honours & Awards

Member of the team that won the 2018 SABEW Canada Award (Breaking News category)

National Newspaper Award citation of merit, 2018 (Breaking News category)

National Newspaper Award citation of merit, 2005 (Breaking News category)

Latest articles
Shehbaz Butt: Doctor who once helped injured guides on Mount Everest dies in small plane crash near Toronto
Auschwitz escapee told the world about Nazi genocide
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur may have been harbouring ‘underlying resentments’: report
Families of victims in Bruce McArthur case struggle with mixture of grief, confusion and frustration
The eight lives taken from Toronto’s Gay Village
Two Toronto officers facing disciplinary charges in Tess Richey disappearance
Two officers charged with failing to search properly for woman missing from Toronto Gay Village
Nursing-home murderer secured new jobs after being fired for medication handling, documents show
Toronto police tracked vehicles, individuals for months before Bruce McArthur arrest
Police seek two suspects after bomb explosion at Mississauga restaurant injures 15 people
Police end search of alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur’s apartment as high-profile cases create budget crunch
Police officer who arrested Toronto van-attack suspect plagued by second guesses, sleepless nights
Massive investigation into Toronto van attack will shut down Yonge Street for days
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur accused of killing eighth victim
Alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur faces seventh charge of first-degree murder
Angry relative accuses police services of failing to follow up on multiple reports of missing man in Toronto
Ontario Attorney-General rejects call for prompt inquiry into Bruce McArthur case
Don’t delay inquiry into police dealings with Bruce McArthur, LGBTQ group urges
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