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The Globe and Mail is Canada’s source for trusted journalism, providing eye-opening investigations and thought-provoking opinions from the country’s most award-winning newsroom.

Joining us on our journey will be The Globe and Mail's intrepid team of journalists, along with CEO and Publisher Philip Crawley, and Editor-in-Chief David Walmsley, who will be your hosts.  Cookbook author and Globe food contributor, Tara O’Brady, and Globe wine aficionado, Beppi Crosariol, will ensure we’re well fed and imbibed along the way.

They will be joined by reporters and columnists including Roy MacGregor, Robert Fife and Margaret Wente, who will each host forums and tours. Together, they will give you a behind-the-scenes look at some of The Globe’s headline stories and their views on some of the world’s most pressing issues. Don’t miss this unique look into The Globe's Newsroom.


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Phillip Crawley oversees the strategy and operations of The Globe’s paper, websites, and magazines. Since 1998, he has guided The Globe to highly successful leadership in new media and online products. During his tenure, The Globe and its staff have been honoured by many organizations and won scores of National Newspaper Awards.

Crawley has held many senior executive positions with some of the world’s leading media companies around the world, including The New Zealand Herald, The South China Morning Post in Hong Kong, and The Times Supplements and The Daily Telegraph in London. He was awarded the Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list in 2012.


David Walmsley was appointed the editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail in March 2014. His appointment returned him to The Globe where he previously worked as the Managing Editor and National Editor. Under his editorship, The Globe and Mail has won the Michener Award, National Newspaper Awards, top honours among an international field at the global Online Journalism Awards, and a series of Eppy awards recognizing digital excellence.

David previously held senior positions at the CBC in Toronto and Ottawa, Toronto Star and National Post. He began his career at The Belfast Telegraph where he was named Northern Ireland Young Journalist of the Year in 1995. He also worked for The Daily Record in Scotland and The Daily Mail and The Daily Telegraph in London.


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Tara O'Brady is the author of the bestselling cookbook Seven Spoons (Ten Speed press and Appetite by Random House, 2015) and the award-winning site of the same name. Tara is known for straightforward home cooking that reflects the way many of us are cooking today—seasonally, with an international perspective, an emphasis on balanced eating, and ethically-sourced ingredients.

Seven Spoons won the Taste Canada Silver Award, and garnered mention in the New York Times, Epicurious, Flare, Canadian House and Home, and Ricardo Magazine, among others. It was shortlisted for the 2015 Piglet Tournament of Cookbooks held by Food52, and was named best of the year by multiple outlets, including The Globe and Mail and Leite’s Culinaria. Tara writes for The Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper, and has been a past contributor to Kinfolk and Uppercase magazines. Her work has been featured in numerous publications, including The Guardian, Olive Magazine, JamieOliver.com, Oprah.com, Bon Appéit, Saveur, and The Splendid Table.


Beppi Crosariol has been The Globe and Mail's wine and spirits columnist for more than 15 years and enjoys a large following of devoted readers. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge. During his 22 years at the paper, he held a variety of additional positions in the newsroom, including corporate-law reporter and technology editor. He was also a regular columnist with Report on Business Magazine.

Prior to joining The Globe in 1995, he worked as a technology reporter at The Boston Globe and, before that, the Financial Times of Canada. He started his career at the Kingston Whig-Standard. Beppi has a master's degree in the philosophy of science from the University of Toronto and was a Knight fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has won a National Magazine Award and five Canadian Science Writers Association awards.


Robert Fife is The Globe and Mail's Ottawa Bureau Chief and the host of CTV's "Question Period with The Globe and Mail's Robert Fife." He uncovered the Senate expense scandal, setting the course for an RCMP investigation, audits and reform of Senate expense rules. In 2012, he exposed the E. coli contamination of some XL Foods products, forcing the company to recall 1500 tainted meat products. Covering national politics since 1978, he began his career in the parliamentary bureau of NewsRadio and later United Press International (Canada). He worked as a senior political reporter for Canadian Press and spent a decade as Ottawa Bureau Chief and Political Columnist for the Sun Media chain, and had the same post for the National Post and CanWest News Service. He was with CTV from 2005 to 2015. Mr. Fife, who has won many awards for his journalism, is also the author of several books: A Capital Scandal: Politics, Patronage and Payoff; Why Parliament Must Be Reformed; and Kim Campbell: The Making of a Politician.


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Roy MacGregor was born in the small village of Whitney, Ont., in 1948. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2002, he worked for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's magazine (three separate times), the Toronto Star and The Canadian Magazine. He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including two National Newspaper Awards, several National Magazine Awards and twice the ACTRA Award as the best television drama writer in the country.

He is also the author of nearly 40 books, 23 of them in the internationally-successful Screech Owls Mystery series for young readers. His adult books include A Life In the Bush, which won the Rutstrum Award as the best book on the wilderness published in North America between 1995-2000. His previous book, Home Team: Fathers, Sons and Hockey, was nominated for the Governor-General's Award in 1996. He has also written two novels, Canoe Lake and The Last Season.


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Margaret Wente is one of Canada's leading columnists. As a writer for The Globe and Mail, she provokes heated debate with her views on health care, education, and social issues. She is a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column-writing.

Ms. Wente has had a diverse career in Canadian journalism as both a writer and an editor. She has edited two leading business magazines, Canadian Business and ROB Magazine. She has also been editor of the Globe's business section, the ROB, and managing editor of the paper. Her columns have appeared in the Globe since 1992. She now writes full-time for the paper, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.

Ms. Wente was born in Chicago and moved to Toronto with her family when she was in her teens. She has won numerous journalism awards. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English from the University of Toronto. She is married to Ian McLeod, a television producer.