Former Globe and Mail and Bloomberg journalist Edward Greenspon to lead Public Policy Forum

OTTAWA, March 3, 2016 /CNW/ - One of Canada's most accomplished journalists is the new President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum. The independent policy group announced that Edward Greenspon will succeed acting president Larry Murray, effective today.

Ed's a highly credible policy leader and exceptional communicator," says Anne-Marie Hubert, Board Chair of the Forum. "I know he'll excel at combining the best possible thinking with building trust across sectors to contribute to the best policy outcomes for our country."

"As someone who believes deeply in having thoughtful, far-ranging discussions on the policy problems of our times, I'm thrilled to join the Forum community," says Greenspon. "I'm excited and proud to advance its collaborative solutions that lead to better outcomes for Canadians."

Greenspon has worked at the intersection of journalism, business and public policy for more than 30 years. He comes to the Forum from one of the world's largest news organizations, where he led global coverage of energy and the environment, and oversaw major journalistic undertakings. He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as Editor-at-Large for Canada and has worked for Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, as Vice President of Strategic Investments. At the Globe and Mail, Greenspon was a business reporter and editor, Ottawa bureau chief, European correspondent, founding editor of and Editor-in-Chief. He is an award-winning author and a recipient of the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism.

The Public Policy Forum is an independent, non-partisan organization established in 1987 to improve the quality of government in Canada through constructive cross-sector dialogue.



For further information: Sara Caverley, Communications Coordinator, Public Policy Forum, Tel.: 613 238-7858, ext. 228,,


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