Neil Macdonald spent 43 years reporting on politics, wars, elections, revolutions, booms, crashes, coups, and the struggles of ordinary human beings in the unforgiving, bewildering rush of history. He worked as a Parliamentary and foreign correspondent for CBC news for decades, and later as CBC’s national opinion columnist, where he garnered some of the biggest audiences on the website.
He is a faithful practitioner of William Strunk’s famous Rule 13: “Omit needless words. Vigorous writing is concise. A sentence should contain no unnecessary words, a paragraph no unnecessary sentences, for the same reason that a drawing should have no unnecessary lines and a machine no unnecessary parts. This requires not that the writer make all his sentences short, or that he avoid all detail and treat his subjects only in outline, but that every word tell.”
He speaks French, pretty good English, and sufficient Arabic.
How to find me
Office phone: 613-513-6812