The 3rd Annual Zoomer List: Canada’s Top 45 Over 45: Doug Saunders

Doug Saunders, 45, Journalist, Author

As the Globe and Mail‘s European bureau chief and international-affairs columnist, he has won the National Newspaper Award (Canadian equivalent to the Pulizter Prize) four times and his first book, Arrival City, won the Donner Prize, the award for the best public policy book by a Canadian in 2010. His latest book, the acclaimed The Myth of the Muslim Tide, was published in August and debunks several populist claims about Muslims. Saunders draws on demographic and statistical evidence as well as scholars to show historical parallels to other ethnic groups tarred with the same brush and falsely so. “I’m fascinated with the inner workings of our world – the great movements of people, the growth of cities – that shape our lives but tend to go unnoticed.”