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Senior writer Don Butler, 61, has worked for the Citizen since graduating from Carleton University with a degree in journalism in 1973. As a reporter, he has covered city hall, Ontario politics and Parliament Hill. He’s also written editorials and has been the Citizen's arts editor, night news editor, assistant managing editor, weekend editor and executive editor. Since returning to writing as a feature and news reporter in 2003, he has twice won awards for justice writing, and three times been honoured for travel writing. This year he received a citation of merit from the National Newspaper Awards for political writing. He spent the 2004-05 academic year at the University of Toronto’s Massey College as a recipient of a Canadian Journalism Fellowship. He’s married to journalist Christina Spencer and has two adult children, Sean and Meagan.