Contributing Editors: Carol Toller, Jerry Johnson, Jerome Kinoshita and Carl Wilson, all of The Globe and Mail
Contributing Authors: Opening introduction: John Stackhouse, Editor-in-Chief at The Globe and Mail; Introductions to articles: Susan Bacque, David Baker, Kathryn Bennett, Juana Berinstein, Bill Black, Linda Cameron, David Christian, Connie Clement, Gary Colter, Judy Cotte, Bill Courage, Cathy Crowe, Gordon Dunning, Dan Dowdall, John Fraser, Martha Friendly, Nicholas Gazzard, Patti Gower, Jim Hilton, Dr. Tobias Hübinette, David Hulchanski, Dr. Stephen Hwang, Dr. Gideon Koren, Patrick McCarthy, Jacquie McNish, Mary Middleton, Luisa Milan, Brian Milner, Janet Mosher, Dianne Newell, Kimberley Noble, Charles Pascal, Lisa Priest, David Reycraft, Samantha Sarra, Alexander Sarra-Davis, Kate Shepherd, Dr. Valerie Tarasuk, Dr. Thomas Telfer, Nico Trocmé, Cheryl Wade, and Margot Young.
This book is a memorial to the career of journalist Margaret Philp. It is a collection of 130 articles that are representative of her work, with introductions to the articles by contributors who had co-authored with her; individuals who had been interviewed and quoted in her articles; experts on the subject areas that she wrote about; and others. The contributors were asked to address three questions - what contribution did Margaret's article or cluster of articles make to public information and public policy; what are your recollections about Margaret; and how have the issues changed today?
Margaret Philp's journalism career at the Globe & Mail spanned 20 years. She began working as a business reporter, covering issues such as restructuring of financially distressed businesses. But it was her deep interest in social policy where she found her strongest voice, speaking for disenfranchised groups such as the homeless, children who had been abused, and women living in poverty. She won National Newspaper Awards for her work on homelessness and won the coveted Atkinson Fellowship, exploring public policy issues surrounding adoption. She died on September 9, 2009, at age 43, after a four year battle with breast cancer.