Tasha Kheiriddin is one of Canada’s best-known writers and broadcasters.
Prior to her arrival at Global News Radio, Tasha – who is fluently bilingual – has produced, hosted, and appeared on radio and TV programs across the country, while also penning weekly columns for both the National Post newspaper and the online publication ipolitics.ca.
Tasha’s work has been recognized with the Justicia Award for Excellence in Journalism from the Canadian Bar Association in 2003, Toastmasters’ Communicator of the Year Award in 2004, and the Economic Education Prize from the Montreal Economic Institute in 2012. In 2017 she was named one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women by the WXN Network.
In addition to her career in media, Tasha worked in law, politics, advocacy, and academia. Born in Montreal, Tasha graduated from McGill University in 1993. She practised litigation in Quebec before moving to Toronto to work as legislative assistant to the Attorney General of Ontario. During her university years, she also worked as a political assistant to Progressive Conservative cabinet ministers Barbara MacDougall and Bernard Valcourt, and served as President of the Progressive Conservative Youth Federation of Canada. In 2004 she became the Ontario director for the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, later returning to Quebec to serve as vice-president of the Montreal Economic Institute and then Quebec director of the Fraser Institute, while lecturing on conservative politics at McGill University.
For the past seven years Tasha has made her home in the GTA, first in Whitby, Ontario, and now in downtown Toronto. In addition to politics, she is passionate about children’s issues, including child care, education and kids with special needs. Mother of one grade-schooler and step-mother of two university students, she has volunteered with Resources for Exceptional Children and Youth, serving families and children with autism and mental health challenges in Durham region. She is currently a board member with the Society for Quality Education, which advocates for school choice and the improvement of public education, and a member of the Council on Youth Electoral Engagement, which works to encourage young people to engage in the political process.
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The federal Liberals are using immigration as a wedge issue. While it may work at the ballot box, Justin Trudeau should beware, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau announced his carbon tax in Etobicoke, Ont., Doug Ford’s political backyard. Tasha Kheiriddin calls it the PM’s version of his father’s ‘Just watch me’ moment. Continue reading →
Doug Ford’s premiership is turning into a settling of accounts for every grievance he still bears against those who opposed him and his brother, writes Tasha Kheiriddin. Continue reading →
Toronto has a crime problem, yet Tasha Kheiriddin says neither of the leading candidates for mayor in the Oct. 22 municipal election has presented a coherent plan on the issue. Continue reading →
Since his leadership loss to Andrew Scheer by the narrowest of margins, Maxime Bernier has not seemed to accept that his rival is now the big fromage, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
For Doug Ford, the challenge is now to govern Ontario without morphing into the establishment he derides or caving to the extremism populism can engender, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau did on Trans Mountain what other politicians in a similar circumstance would have done: throw public money at the problem to make it go away, says Tasha Kheiriddin Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau has a stack of unfulfilled promises from the 2015 federal election campaign, and Tasha Kheiriddin says they’ll could haunt him in 2019 if he doesn’t act soon. Continue reading →
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s personal attack on PC leader and chief rival Doug Ford was ill-timed, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Maxime Bernier should let sleeping cows lie, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Justin Trudeau’s continued stonewalling on the Jaspal Atwal affair casts doubt on the Liberal government’s promises of transparency, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Ontario PC Party leader Doug Ford might end up fighting the most philosophical election Ontario has seen in decades, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Doug Ford needs to do more than tap into Ontario’s anger at the incumbent Liberals. Tasha Kheiriddin says he should propose fixes for education, health care, and electricity prices. Continue reading →
‘Check your privilege’ has crept into the political lexicon with toxic results, Tasha Kheiriddin says. Continue reading →
Inflaming emotions, instead of looking at facts, is a public relations exercise that serves no one — least of all Indigenous Canadians themselves. Continue reading →