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Kirk LaPointe

Kirk LaPointe is a transplanted Ontarian to British Columbia. Before he left, he ran CTV News, Southam News and the Hamilton Spectator. He also helped launch the National Post as its first executive editor, was a day-one host on CBC Newsworld, and ran the Ottawa bureau of The Canadian Press. His B.C. experiences include being managing editor of the Vancouver Sun, the English-language ombudsman of the CBC, and most recently the publisher and editor-in-chief of Business in Vancouver and vice-president editorial of its parent company, Glacier Media. He ran and finished second for the Vancouver mayoralty in 2014. He has taught for two decades at the UBC School of Journalism and now writes columns for Glacier Media.