Jeffrey Simpson

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BornJeffrey Carl Simpson
February 17, 1949
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma materQueen's University, London School of Economics
Member ofTrilateral Commission
Political and national affairs columnist for the Canadian The Globe and Mail for several decades. Attended the 1992 Bilderberg meeting. Also Trilateral Commission.

Employment.png Columnist

In office
1973 - June 2016
EmployerGlobe and Mail
Attended Bilderberg/1992

Jeffrey Carl Simpson is a Canadian journalist He was the political and national affairs columnist for The Globe and Mail for several decades. He attended the 1992 Bilderberg meeting. He is also a member of the Trilateral Commission.[1]

Early life

Born in New York, he came to Canada at the age of ten and studied at Queen's University and the London School of Economics. In 1972, he became the personal secretary of New Democrat Ed Broadbent.


He joined The Globe and Mail in 1974.

His journalistic career began at Toronto City Hall He covered Quebec politics and then moved to Ottawa in 1977. He was correspondent in London from 1981 to 1983.

He wrote a daily national affairs column from 1984 until he semi-retired at the end of June 2016.[2]

Jeffrey Simpson was interested in relations between Canada and the United States. He also spoke out against the British monarchy. He was decorated as an Officer of the Order of Canada in January 2000.[3]


Simpson is a firm believer in official narratives. For example in 2005 he wrote on the "Bird flu":

Think terrorism is the world's biggest threat? It's a nasty one, all right. A nightmare scenario would see nuclear capabilities] falling into terrorists' hands. But, short of the nuclear/terrorist nexus, the world's biggest threat isn't terrorism. It's flu..That's the thing about flu. It can travel fast, and it can be virulent. By the time a vaccine is produced, many people in infected areas can die....

Vaccines can be developed to inoculate people against flu strains. But they change, and vaccine manufacturers struggle to catch up. Some countries such as the U.S., Vietnam and Canada are beginning to stockpile vaccines. Would these supplies be enough? Whatever the answer, there would not be nearly enough vaccines for the 6.2 billion people in the world. Developing countries would be the most exposed, since their ability to produce or procure vaccines would be limited.

The World Health Organization is working mightily to improve international preparatory efforts (see its website). But the WHO budget is only $400-million (U.S.). Other countries, including Canada, are ramping up preparatory efforts, but, if the doomsday experts are even close to being correct, even the best-prepared countries might still be underprepared.

Governments have no choice, therefore, but to prepare for the worst, hoping that a flu pandemic never arrives.[4]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/199221 May 199224 May 1992France
Royal Club Evian
The 40th Bilderberg. It had 121 participants.