Beryl Wajsman is editor-in-chief of The Suburban Newspaper Group – the second largest in Quebec – and founder and President of the Institute for Public Affairs of Montreal, a national advocacy organization.
Beryl 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 CJAD.
He has won many Quebec, Canadian and North American honours for his work including the Lindsay Crysler Award for oustanding achievement in journalism, the Charles Hawkins Memorial Trophy for Best National Editorial writing and placed first in the LMA North American competitions for Best Editorial Writing and and Best Opinion writing.
Beryl is a recipient of the Martin Luther King Jr. Legacy Award for the promotion of human dignity, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for Community Service, the Order of Merit of the Republic of the Phillipines and a Parliamentary Certificate of Recognition for contributions to Canadian democracy.
A regular commentator on television and radio, he has appeared on CNN, CTV, CBC, TVA, RDI, Global and Sun. His views and opinions have been published in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Jerusalem Post, Time magazine, The National Post, The Montreal Gazette, La Presse, Le Devoir and the bulletin of London’s International Institute of Strategic Studies.