Tu Thanh Ha is based in Toronto and writes frequently about judicial, political and security issues. He spent 12 years as a correspondent for the Globe and Mail in Montreal, reporting on Quebec politics, organized crime, terror suspects, space flights and native issues. He has also worked as a reporter in the Globe's parliamentary bureau and as a legislature reporter in Quebec City for Montreal's The Gazette.
He studied computer science before realizing that journalism was a more suitable form of data processing. In addition to sharing a National Newspaper Award citation of merit in 2005, his journalistic achievements include lunching with Stephen Harper in the days when the prime minister still mingled with reporters, interviewing the inventors of poutine and knocking on the door of Hells Angels kingpin Maurice (Mom) Boucher.