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Jennifer Ditchburn

Editor-in-Chief, Policy Options

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Jennifer Ditchburn is the editor-in-chief of Policy Options, the award-winning online magazine of the Institute for Research on Public Policy (IRPP). She is based in Canada’s capital city, Ottawa, but her team works in Montréal. A longtime journalist, she spent more than two decades covering national and parliamentary affairs for The Canadian Press (sister agency to AP) and for CBC Television. Jennifer is a frequent public speaker and lecturer, and in her current position hosts and moderates live events on public policy and current affairs issues. She is the co-editor with Graham Fox of the 2016 book The Harper Factor: Assessing a Prime Minister’s Policy Legacy (McGill-Queen’s University Press). Jennifer’s research on the history of the Canadian Parliamentary Press Gallery appeared in the 2016 book Sharp Wits & Busy Pens (Hill-Times Publishing). She is the mother of two daughters, and she’s passionate about traveling.