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Terence Corcoran, National Post

Terence CorcoranTerence Corcoran, editor of the Financial Post, is one of Canada's leading business writers and editors. He became editor of the Financial Post, Canada's oldest business newspaper, when it was incorporated into the National Post, a new national newspaper launched in 1998. He joined the Post after 10 years as a columnist with The Globe and Mail. As a journalist, Mr. Corcoran has been writing on business and economic policy matters for most of the past 35 years, bringing a free-market perspective to Canadian economic and political affairs. He won awards for news reporting in 1976 and editorial writing in 1984. He was co-author of Public Money Private Greed, a best selling book on the a major Canadian real estate scandal surrounding the collapse of three Ontario trust companies in 1982. A graduate of Carleton University School of Journalism in Ottawa, Mr. Corcoran began his business writing career with Canadian Press in his native Montreal. He then moved to The Gazette, where he was business editor. In 1978, after a year of travel in Asia, he returned to Canada and settled in Toronto, first as associate editor of the Financial Times of Canada, then as managing editor, executive editor and editor. Mr. Corcoran moved to The Globe and Mail in 1989, where his column appeared until he moved to the National Post.

Marcus Gee, The Globe and Mail

Marcus GeeMarcus Gee is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.  Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. Marcus spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. Marcus joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009.  Marcus has won two National Newspaper Awards for his commentary. In 2002, Amnesty International gave him its annual John Humphrey award for human rights reporting. Among the events Marcus has covered are the war in Kosovo, the violence in East Timor and the turmoil surrounding the overthrow of Indonesian President Suharto.

Todd Latham, ReNew Canada Magazine

Todd LathamTodd is the publisher of ReNew Canada – the infrastructure magazine and Water Canada - the complete water magazine. Todd is a cross-industry participant, advisor and communicator with broad practical knowledge and an extensive network in the environment, infrastructure and government sectors. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA) and the Canadian Network of Asset Managers (CNAM). He is a senior associate of the Canadian Urban Institute, a member of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Infrastructure Task Force and a University Fellow with the University of Toronto Environmental Finance Committee.

Sue-Ann Levy, The Toronto Sun

Sue-Ann LevyFeisty and outspoken, Sue-Ann Levy has been the Toronto Sun's City Hall Columnist for the past 15 years. During that time, she has often set the agenda with her exposes on waste and mismanagement at the level of government that most impacts on the Torontonians' lives.  Sue-Ann won Sun Media's Investigative Reporting Award in 2012 for her series on Regent Park.  She is a regular commentator on CP24 and CBC radio and can be heard twice weekly on the John Oakley show on Talk 640. A half-marathon runner, Sue-Ann came out on the front page of the Toronto Sun during Pride Week in 2007. She has been married for two years to Denise Alexander, who she met while doing a story on her woes with City Hall in the summer of 2006. Sue-Ann holds a Bachelor of Journalism with Honours Psychology from Carleton University and an MBA from the Rotman School of Business.

John Lorinc, Spacing Magazine

John LorincJohn Lorinc is a Toronto journalist who specializes in urban and municipal affairs. He writes for Spacing Magazine, Walrus, The Globe and Mail, and numerous business publications. Lorinc is also the author of two books on urban issues, including "The New City" (Penguin), which was selected for the Globe and Mail's Best 100 Books of 2006 listing. For the past two years, he has been closely covering the emergence of the Metrolinx investment strategy.
 

 

Judy Pfeifer, Metrolinx

Judy PfeiferJudy Pfeiffer is Vice President of Strategic Communications at Metrolinx.  She oversees marketing, branding and media relations, building stakeholder support for Metrolinx initiatives, and liaising with government and community partners.  Previously, Judy provided exceptional leadership in senior positions with Hill+Knowlton Canada, the Toronto Community Foundation, the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and the City of Toronto.  She has volunteered with the Toronto Board of Trade, Environmental Defence and was a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Network (Civic Action).   Judy has an Honours B.A. in Political Science from Carleton University and a Post-graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management from Seneca College.