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Matthew Fisher passed away on Saturday, April 10th

OTTAWA, ON – April 12, 2020. The Canadian Global Affairs Institute (CGAI) is saddened to learn that Matthew Fisher, former war correspondent, journalist, and university lecturer, has passed away on April 10th, 2021.

Matthew was born in northwestern Ontario and raised there and in the Ottawa Valley. He lived and worked abroad for 34 years as a foreign correspondent for the Globe and Mail, Sun Media and Postmedia. His assignments took him to 162 countries. He was an eyewitness to 19 conflicts including Somalia, the Rwandan genocide, Chechnya, the Balkan Wars, Israel in Gaza and Lebanon, the two Gulf Wars and Afghanistan.

At the end of his long career in journalism, the Canadian Global Affairs Institute was delighted to welcome Matthew as a fellow bringing his unique perspective on the world and Canada’s place in it.  Matthew generously shared his expertise and insights with the institution and his many stories and kindness with its people.  CGAI is grateful for Matthew’s support and would like to offer condolences to his family, friends, and loves ones. 


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