What Is The Hub?

The Hub’s mission is to produce and promote insights, analysis and debate about a dynamic and better future for Canada.

The Hub produces daily a mix of original analysis of public policy issues and events (News Dispatch), fact-based commentary and discussion (Viewpoint) and long-form journalistic interviews (Dialogues) with thought leaders and experts.

These free online resources are complemented with events, talks, seminars and conferences that provide opportunities for our members to go deeper into issues and ideas that are moving the public conversation.

The waterfront of topics explored regularly at The Hub include economics, culture, technology, geopolitics, democratic institutions, healthcare, law, national affairs and governance.

The Hub welcomes vigorous debate among competing visions of Canada’s future rooted in the ideals of pluralism, individual choice, broad-based opportunity and conducted with civility and substance.

Read The Hub’s founding essay here and support our work by becoming a donor.

Hub OFFICES

The Hub Team

Sean Speer

EDITOR-AT-LARGE

Sean is a university professor, think-tank scholar and columnist. He previously served as a senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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Stuart Thomson

EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Stuart is a journalist with experience covering federal politics at the National Post and provincial politics at the Edmonton Journal.

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L. Graeme Smith

DEPUTY EDITOR

Luke is an Edmonton writer with experience as a storyteller at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

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Amal Attar-Guzman

CONTENT EDITOR

Amal is a young professional interested in Canadian politics and global affairs. Formerly, she was a Marketing Coordinator at the Munk Debates and a 2020 graduate from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

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Geoff Russ

Geoff Russ

THE HUB’S REPORTING FELLOW

Geoff Russ is a full-time writer for The Hub. He is based in British Columbia.

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Aiden Muscovitch

Aiden Muscovitch

ASSISTANT EDITOR

Aiden Muscovitch attends high school in Toronto, Ontario, and works for The Hub’s social media and podcast operations.

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Rudyard Griffiths

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Rudyard is a senior fellow at the Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy and the co-founder and chair of the Munk Debates. Rudyard is a former columnist at the National Post and the Toronto Star. He was the founder and executive director of the Dominion Institute.

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Ken Whyte

SENIOR ADVISER

Ken is the editor and publisher at The Sutherland House, former SVP Public Policy at Rogers Communications, former editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s, and founding editor of the National Post. Ken is a bestselling author of biographies of Herbert Hoover and William Randolph Hearst.

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Taylor Jackson

Taylor Jackson

PRIZE MANAGER

Taylor is an experienced policy analyst and Ph.D. student in
Political Science at the University of Toronto. He has worked with
several think tanks in Canada and the United States and previously
served as a senior advisor to the Ontario Minister of Finance.

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HUB FUNDERS

The Hub is a project of the Centre for Civic Engagement, a federally registered charity, and Hub Canada Media, a not-for-profit corporation.

The Hub is generously supported by the Hunter Family Foundation and the Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Foundation.

The Hub also benefits from individual donations. Please consider becoming a donor.