Shawn McCarthy is a business reporter in The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau, specializing in global energy issues and climate change. He has worked “On the Hill” for The Globe and Mail, and prior to that The Toronto Star, since 1991, except for a stint at the Globe’s New York City correspondent from 2003 to 2006. He has served as The Globe and Mail’s parliamentary bureau chief and senior finance/economics reporter in Ottawa, and worked at The Star, The Canadian Press and Alberta report magazine. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from Carleton, and a B.A. in English from the University of Alberta. He currently serves as president of the Canadian Committee for World Press Freedom.