Jennifer Ditchburn is the editor-in-chief of Policy Options, the IRPP’s online policy forum. An award-winning parliamentary correspondent, Jennifer began her journalism career at the Canadian Press in Montreal as a reporter-editor during the lead-up to the 1995 referendum. She went on to work in the agency’s Toronto and Edmonton bureaus before landing in the nation’s capital in 1997. From 2001 and 2006 she was a national reporter with CBC Television on Parliament Hill, and in 2006 she returned to the Canadian Press. She is a three-time winner of a National Newspaper Award: twice in the politics category, and once in the breaking news category together with colleagues from the Ottawa bureau of the Canadian Press. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Charles Lynch Award for outstanding coverage of national issues, and the same year, she was named one of the ten most influential Hispanic-Canadians. Jennifer has been a frequent contributor to television and radio public affairs programs, including CBC’s Power and Politics, the “At Issue” panel, and The Current. She holds a bachelor of arts from Concordia University, and a master of journalism from Carleton University.