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Norman Spector

Former Chief of Staff to PM Mulroney/Amb to Israel, Territories

Norman Spector, a former chief of staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, is also a former academic, federal and provincial deputy minister, ambassador and newspaper publisher.

He received his BA (Honours) in Political Science from McGill University; his M.Phil. and Ph.D. degrees in Political Science from Columbia University, where he was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow; and an MS degree in Television, Film and Radio from Syracuse University, where he was a Newhouse Fellow.

Norman has been writing in English in The Globe and Mail since 1995, and in French in Le Devoir since 2003. On his website, Norman's Spectator he reviews the day’s offerings in about two dozen newspapers in Canada and internationally.

Norman resides in Victoria, B.C., where the snow-drops are seen in December and the cherry blossoms in February.