One of Canada's leading journalists, Jeffrey Simpson was national affairs columnist at The Globe and Mail for nearly three decades. The author of eight books, he has won all three of Canada's leading literary prizes -- the Governor-General's award for non-fiction book writing, the National Magazine Award for political writing, and the National Newspaper Award for column writing (twice). He also won the Hyman Solomon Award for excellence in public policy journalism. His latest book, Chronic Condition : Why Canada’s Health-Care System Needs to be Dragged into the 21st Century, won the Donner Prize in 2012 for the best book on public policy by Canadians. Mr. Simpson has been awarded honorary doctorates from the University of British Columbia, the University of Western Ontario, the University of Manitoba, l'Université de Moncton and Queen's University.