Jonathan Kay is comment pages editor of the National Post. In addition, he is a columnist for the National Post op-ed page, and a regular contributor to Commentary magazine and the New York Post. His freelance articles have appeared in Harper’s, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The International Herald Tribune, The Los Angeles Times and various other publications. In April 2002, he was awarded Canada’s National Newspaper Award for Critical Writing. In June 2004, he was awarded a National Newspaper Award for Editorial Writing.
His first book, The Volunteer, co-authored with Michael Ross, was published in 2007 by McClelland & Stewart. His second book, Among the Truthers: A Journey Through America’s Growing Conspiracist Underground, was published in May 2011 by HarperCollins.
Jonathan was born and raised in Montreal. He graduated from McGill University in 1992 with a bachelor’s degree in metallurgincal engineering, economics and Japanese language. Following short employment stints in Australia and Japan, Jonathan returned to McGill’s Engineering Department as a computer programmer and postgraduate student, receiving a Master’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering in 1994. Jonathan then studied at Yale Law School, where he received his law degree in 1997.
Before joining National Post, Jonathan worked as a lawyer with the New York City office of Goodman Phillips Vineberg. During this time, his practice area consisted primarily of U.S. tax analysis of international corporate transactions. Jonathan became a member of the New York bar in 1998.
From Attawapiskat to Idle No More to threats of blockades on highways and rail lines, aboriginal unrest has grabbed headlines across Canada. Jonathan Kay, National Post columnist, argues that Canada’s First Nations are at cultural and political crossroads as they grapple with how to take advantage of resource revenues, the notion of changing the Indian Act, and corruption within native governments. Meanwhile, Canadians remain divided over what issues hold the key to aboriginal advancement.
As the Comment Pages Editor of the National Post, Jonathan covers every subject from American politics to fast food to telecommunications. He is happy to customize a speech derived from one of his articles, or a hot-button issue of the day.