John Ibbitson started at The Globe in 1999 and has been Queen's Park columnist and Ottawa political affairs correspondent.
Most recently, he was a correspondent and columnist in Washington, where he wrote Open and Shut: Why America has Barack Obama and Canada has Stephen Harper. He returned to Ottawa as bureau chief in 2009. He is now a writer-at-large based in the Ottawa bureau. Before joining The Globe, he worked as a reporter, columnist and Queen's Park correspondent for Southam papers.