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Zach Paikin - Fair Observer. Montreal, QC, CA

Zach Paikin Zach Paikin

Canada Editor | Fair Observer

Montreal, QC, CANADA

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Zach Paikin is a grassroots Liberal activist and a Canadian political commentator. He is the Canada Editor at Fair Observer, a columnist for Canada's iPolitics, a blogger for The Huffington Post Canada, and he contributes research on international affairs to several Washington-based think tanks and institutes.

Zach has written extensively for various Canadian publications, with a featured column at The Prince Arthur Herald and a weekly blog for Konekt Magazine online. His work has also been published in the National Post, Landmark Report, The Sentry, The Blue & White, among others. He is known for his direct and precise analysis of the Middle East and Canadian politics.

Currently a member of the board of directors of the Mount Royal Liberal Association, he was also a candidate for National Policy Chair of the Liberal Party of Canada at the party's 2012 biennial convention.

Originally from Toronto, Zach now resides in Montreal.

Industry Expertise (5)

Public Policy

Media - Online

Political Organization

Writing and Editing

International Affairs

Areas of Expertise (3)

Canadian Politics

Public Policy

Middle East Politics

Accomplishments (2)

Canadian Editor – Fair Observer (professional)

Fair Observer is a multimedia, multidisciplinary, multinational platform that provides analysis of issues, events, and trends of global significance. Fair Observer brings clarity to the complex and dynamic world we live in. Our aim is to provide a platform for voices from different disciplines, various philosophies and many parts of the world. Our goal is to give you a 360° view of the world, with a plurality of perspectives, with diversity and debate, and with the story behind the story.

Recipient – Tikun Olam Award (personal)

In 2009, Zach was honoured with the Ve’ahavta’s Starry Nights Tikun Olam Award. Tikun Olam honourees have demonstrated leadership and fortitude enhancing the lives of many and inspiring others to literally Repair the World. Zach's received the Youth Leadership Award for his work campaigning against genocide in Darfur, promoting health and wellness among young people, fighting cancer and a community mission to Costa Rica to help repair the world.

Event Appearances (1)

The Future for the Liberal Party

Liberal Party of Canada Biennial Convention  Ottawa, Ontario



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