Ed Greenspon has a long and deep involvement in public policy. He is the author of Double Vision: The Inside Story of the Liberals in Power, for which he was a joint winner of the 1996 Douglas Purvis Award for best public policy book and of Searching for Certainty: Inside the New Canadian Mindset, which described the policy orientations of a changing economy and country.
In 2002, Mr. Greenspon won the Hyman Soloman Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism from the Public Policy Forum. In 2010, he chaired a 13-person panel for the Canadian International Council that produced a bold international policy strategy called Open Canada: A Global Positioning Strategy for a Networked Age. He joined Bloomberg in 2014 as Editor-at-Large for of its Canadian news division.
In 2015 Ed he became the President & CEO of the Public Policy Forum, an Ottawa-based think tank. The Forum was created nearly 30 years ago as an independent, non-government organization with a mandate to improve the quality of government and policy-making by promoting dialogue and collaboration between leaders of all sectors.
Greenspon has also worked for Torstar Corp., publisher of the Toronto Star, Metro and other properties, as Vice President of Strategic Investments and New Ventures for the media division. He began his career at the Lloydminster Times, covered agriculture and business for the Regina Leader-Post and was Prairie bureau chief for the Financial Post.
He has a combined honours degree in journalism and political science from Carleton University and was a Commonwealth Scholar at the London School of Economics, earning a master’s degree in politics and government. He serves on the Board of Governors of Carleton University in Ottawa and on the advisory boards of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and the School of Journalism at University of King’s College in Halifax. He was executive fellow at the University of Calgary School of Public Policy in 2009-10.