received his BA (Honours) in Political Science from
After lecturing for a
In August, 1986,
Norman moved to Ottawa as Secretary to the Cabinet for Federal-Provincial
Relations, a position he filled until August, 1990, when he became Chief
of Staff to Prime Minister Brian Mulroney. In February, 1992, he was
appointed Ambassador of Canada to
He returned to
Norman is fluent in English, French and Hebrew, and has knowledge of Russian and Arabic. He has been writing for The Globe and Mail since 1995 and in Le Devoir since 2003.
His book, Chronicle of a War Foretold: How Mideast Peace Became America’s Fight, was published by Douglas and McIntyre in 2003. The following year, he contributed an Afterword to William Kaplan’s "A Secret Trial," published by McGill-Queen’s University Press.
Norman resides in Victoria, B.C., where snow-drops are seen in December and cherry blossoms in February.
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