Toronto Star hires Scoffield to write column about economic policy
The Toronto Star has hired Canadian Press Ottawa bureau chief Heather Scoffield to write a column about economic policy.
Scoffield has been at Canadian Press for nearly a decade and the bureau chief since June 2013.
She leads an award-winning newsroom of 18 people who regularly break news and dominate national coverage of federal politics.
Scoffield started out covering fires, police and the school board at a small regional paper, moving on to The Canadian Press as a general assignment reporter. She spent a few years covering markets, economics and politics at Reuters before joining The Globe and Mail. Over 12 years, Heather wrote extensively for the newspaper and website about global financial crises, fiscal and monetary policy, and politics of all kinds.
She then joined The Canadian Press to cover social policy, environmental policy and federal politics, focusing on the fall-out of the 2008 financial crisis.
Scoffield has won five National Newspaper Awards, including one in 2014 for the bureau’s work in covering the Oct. 22 shooting on Parliament Hill.