Beryl Wajsman is editor-in-chief of The Suburban Newspaper Group for the last twelve years and is the founder and President of the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal, a national advocacy organization.
He holds two law degrees from McGill University, and has spent over thirty years combining the worlds of politics, community activism and media. His long involvement in federal politics includes service as former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler’s Executive Assistant when he was first elected as an MP.
For three years he broadcast the critically acclaimed “Last Angry Man” radio newsmagazine on the Corus network and then hosted a weekly news hour on CJAD.
He has won many Quebec, Canadian and North American newspaper honors for his writings including two Bob Philips Memorial Awards for Best General Editorial Writing and the Charles Hawkins Memorial Trophy for Best National Ediorial. He also placed first in the LMA North American competitions for Best Editorial Writing and and Best Opinion writing.
Me. Wajsman is a recipient of a Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for the promotion of human dignity, a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, and a Parliamentary Certificate of Recognition for contributions to Canadian democracy.
A regular commentator on television and radio, he has appeared on all major Canadian networks in English and in French as well as on CNN and the BBC. His views and opinions have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Jerusalem Post, Time Magazine, The National Post, La Presse, The Montreal Gazette, Le Journal de Montreal and the Bulletin of London’s International Institute of Strategic Studies