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Senior Fellow


Kenneth Whyte is a Senior Fellow with the C.D. Howe Institute. He is a writer and the owner and publisher of Sutherland House Books. 

During a distinguished career in Canadian journalism, Mr. Whyte served as Editor-in-Chief of Saturday Night, Founding Editor of the National Post, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of Maclean’s, as well as President of Rogers Publishing, Canada’s largest magazine company with fifty-five publications. He was subsequently the Founding President of Next Issue Canada as well as Senior Vice President of Public Policy at Rogers Communication. He is the recipient of many national and international awards for his journalism.

He founded Sutherland House, a non-fiction book publisher with distribution throughout Canada and the United States, in 2017. 

Mr. Whyte is a Senior Fellow at Massey College, and a Member of the Advisory Panel for Pen Canada. He was a Governor of the Donner Canada Foundation for more than a quarter century and chairman for five years. He has been a Director of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, a Governor of The Aurea Foundation, a Visiting Scholar at McGill, a Governor of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, and 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, Mr. Whyte published The Uncrowned King, a biography of William Randolph Hearst, which was a Washington Post and Los Angeles Times book of the year. His second book, Hoover: An Extraordinary Life in Extraordinary Times, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. His third, The Sack of Detroit, published by Knopf in 2021, was a finalist for the Hayek Prize.