Thomas Walkom

  • Thomas Walkom, Toronto Star national affairs columnist, writes on political economy. The winner of two national newspaper awards (foreign reporting and column writing), he was the Star's Queen's Park columnist for eight years. Before that, he wrote for the Globe and Mail - first as an Ottawa parliamentary reporter, then as Tokyo bureau chief. He has a PhD in economics from the University of Toronto and is author of Rae Days: the rise and follies of the NDP, a book on Ontario's first New Democratic Party government, that managed to make the best sellers' list for about five minutes.

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