Writer, Editor, Photographer

I love to write.

Stories are everywhere. I have captured stories amid an Ebola outbreak at the Ugandan-Congolese border, in Swedish hospitals, at the Kenyan border during the country’s post-election violence, in Liberian settlement communities and elsewhere. I am as comfortable in those settings as I have been reporting on political, business and cultural stories across Canada for the New York TimesFinancial Times and Australia’s Business Spectator.

Here is a cross-section of the work I have done. To learn more about me, visit my profile or LinkedIn pages. For a more comprehensive list of the publications, companies and organizations I have written for, visit this publications index page.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch.


  • En route to Kidepo Valley National Park, Uganda

    Published on Saturday October 27, 2007 CHRISTOPHER MASON Special to The Toronto Star   KIDEPO VALLEY NATIONAL PARK, UGANDA–There are two ways to reach Kidepo Valley National Park: a pleasant, 90-minute flight from Kampala, or an arduous drive along bone-rattling gravel roads that, at times, can be flooded by waist-high waters. Our drive was one [...]

  • UNDP Liberia report front page 2010

    In 2010 I was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to write a report exploring the successes and challenges of a program to reform and strengthen Liberia’s civil service, which had been decimated by the country’s 1989-2003 civil war. I traveled the country interviewing civil servants who were participating in the program and [...]

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    The growth of ETFs has reinvigorated the debate over the merits of MFDA and IIROC licensing, and more specifically whether an MFDA-licensed advisor can adequately access the fast-growing sector…

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    Barbara Turnbull was 18 when she was shot during a convenience store robbery in the early 1980s, leaving her paralyzed from the shoulders down…

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    Not so fast with the rate cuts, says ex-RBA board member Warwick McKibbin… he’s worried if Glenn Stevens and the board cut rates today, Australia won’t have enough bullets left in the gun if the economy starts to seriously slide…

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Jan. 24 — A toppled oak near the entrance to Stanley Park awaits cleanup crews. Some 85 to 90 percent of trees in one park area were knocked down.

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    In the shade of a tree outside a special clinic for malnourished children, 20-year-old Ma-Kulah Turray reflects on how lucky her 6-month-old baby is to be alive.

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    OTTAWA — It was a lonely time here in the capital for the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada in the early days of the gay marriage debate in 2003.

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    At first glance, the Sabbatsbergs Närsjukhus Hospital in central Stockholm is indistinguishable from the medical centres that together form the front line of Sweden’s vaunted health care system.

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    It is difficult to comprehend that some 75 000 people live on the tiny swath of land known as “West Point,” pinned between the Atlantic Ocean and the swampy banks of the Mesurado River in the downtown portion of Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia.

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    In amongst crops of corn, Erute Internally Displaced Persons Camp sits nearly empty save for a few women sorting beans on a mat and a young boy dancing barefoot across the red clay to the tinny music of a battery-powered radio.

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    At the time, six Indian tribes that had lived for centuries in what is now upstate New York sided with the British Crown, lost and were forced from their lands. For their troubles, however, Britain granted them a paradise rich in moose and deer, across the new border, in southern Ontario.

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    A nation grapples with a contentious takeover bid of its stock exchange, dividing its financial sector, rattling a shaky minority government and reigniting a heated debate about foreign investment.

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    A funny thing happened to Jordan Sugar this spring, as he prepared to finish his M.B.A. degree at York University’s Schulich School of Business: he got a job. And not just any job—he got one in banking.

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    The last of the banks to report earnings, the Bank of Nova Scotia, said yesterday that it had nearly trebled net profits in the quarter ending October 31 to C$902m.

  • CMAJ health care on $US19

    Walking through the corridors of Uganda’s largest hospital, Mulago, in Kampala, it is clear that standard yardsticks used to measure a country’s health care system do not tell the full story.

Copyright © 2013 Christopher Mason.