John Cruickshank serves as Canada’s Consul General in Chicago with accreditation to Illinois, Missouri, Wisconsin, northwest Indiana, and Kansas City Metro.
Previously, Mr. Cruickshank has enjoyed a distinguished career in newspapers and television in both Canada and the United States. He served as the Chairman of the Canadian Journalism Foundation and Co-Chair of Canadian Press Enterprises. He was Publisher of the Toronto Star, Canada’s largest newspaper, and President of Star Media Group from 2009 until 2016. He served as Publisher of CBC News from 2007 to 2008 where he was responsible for all English language television, radio and online news. Before joining the CBC, he was Publisher of the Chicago Sun-Times and Chief Operating Officer of the Sun-Times Media Group from 2003 to 2007 as well as Vice President, Editorial, from 2000 to 2003.
Mr. Cruickshank is also a former Managing Editor of The Globe and Mail and former Editor-in-Chief of The Vancouver Sun. He worked for The Montreal Gazette and started his journalism career with the Kingston Whig Standard.
Born and raised in Toronto, Mr. Cruickshank is a graduate of Trinity College at the University of Toronto. He was honoured with a Doctor of Sacred Letters from Trinity College in 2013.