Norman Webster

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Norman Eric Webster
Born(1941-06-04)June 4, 1941
DiedNovember 19, 2021(2021-11-19) (aged 80)

Norman Eric Webster CM (June 4, 1941 – November 19, 2021) was a Canadian journalist and an editor-in-chief of The Globe and Mail and The Gazette.[1] He was one of the three western journalists in the Chinese capital Beijing during the Cultural Revolution in 1969.[2]

Born in Summerside, Prince Edward Island, he was educated at Bishop's College School and received his B.A. from Bishop's University. He was a Rhodes Scholar at St John's College, Oxford. He took part in the 1962 Oxford-Cambridge Tour of Poland and Czechoslovakia and was awarded a Full Blue for ice hockey in 1963 and 1964.[citation needed] He went on to a distinguished career as a foreign correspondent, editor and columnist.

In 1995, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[3]

He died after a long battle with Parkinson's disease in Magog, Quebec, on November 19, 2021, at the age of 80.[4]


  1. ^ "Norman Webster". The Gazette. Archived from the original on 1 September 2009. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  2. ^ Webster, N. (2009, October 02). Norman Webster, Sept. 30, 1969 - July 8, 1971. Retrieved November 03, 2020, from
  3. ^ "Norman E. Webster, C.M., M.A., D.C.L." Order of Canada. Retrieved 17 December 2010.
  4. ^ Martin, Patrick (November 19, 2021). "The Globe's Norman Webster, dead at 80, captured history from Mao's China to Mulroney's Meech Lake". The Globe and Mail. Retrieved November 20, 2021.

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