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May 20, 2021 – William Robson, CEO of the C.D. Howe Institute, announces the re-appointment of Kenneth Whyte as a Senior Fellow.

“Ken’s career as one of Canada’s most respected journalists, and as an author, media executive and publisher, places him to advise on a range of issues related to media and cultural policy,” commented Robson. “The C.D. Howe Institute is delighted to have the benefit of his continuing collaboration.”

During his career in Canadian journalism, Whyte served as editor-in-chief of Saturday Night magazine, founding editor of the National Post, and editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s.

Beginning in 2011, Whyte was president of Rogers Publishing Limited, and subsequently the founding president of Next Issue Canada (now Texture). From 2014-2017, he was Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Rogers Communications. 

Whyte has also been a director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce and several other private and non-profit boards. He has been Chair of the Donner Canadian Foundation, a governor of The Aurea Foundation, a Senior Fellow at Massey College at the University of Toronto, a visiting scholar at McGill University, and a governor of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. He is an Honorary Life-Time Alumnus of McGill. In 2016-17, he served on an expert panel advising Canada’s Minister of Heritage on the future of digital media. 

In 2008, Whyte published The Uncrowned King, a biography of William Randolph Hearst. His second book, a biography of Herbert Hoover, was published in the U.S. by Knopf in 2017.

For more information please contact: C.D. Howe Institute at 416-865-1904; email: media@cdhowe.org.

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