Michael Goldbloom
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Michael Goldbloom
Michael Goldbloom
18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University

August 2008
Personal details
Born1953 (age 67–68)
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
ParentsVictor Goldbloom (father)
Alma materHarvard University (BA)
McGill University (BCL, LL.B)

Michael Goldbloom (born 1953) is a Canadian lawyer, publisher, and academic administrator. He is the former publisher of the Toronto Star, Canada's largest newspaper by circulation.[1]

Early life and education

Born in Montreal, Quebec, the son of Victor Goldbloom, he attended Selwyn House School[2] and Williston Academy before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1974 from Harvard University. He received a Bachelor of Civil Law degree in 1978 and a Bachelor of Law degree in 1979 from McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar in 1981.


Goldbloom was an editorial writer for The Montreal Gazette in 1980. From 1981 to 1991, he was a labour lawyer at the Martineau Walker law firm (now known as Fasken). From 1985 to 1987, he was the president of Alliance Quebec. From 1991 to 1994, he was the president and CEO of the YMCA de Montréal. In 1994, he was appointed president and publisher of The Montreal Gazette.[3]

In 2003, he was appointed deputy publisher and senior vice-president of strategy and human resources at the Toronto Star. In 2004, he was named publisher.[4] He was replaced in 2006 and later was appointed head of McGill University's government relations and inter-institutional affairs office, effective January 3, 2007.[5]

Goldbloom became the 18th Principal and Vice-Chancellor of Bishop's University in Lennoxville, Quebec in August 2008.[6]

In 2013, he was made a Member of the Order of Canada "for establishing several transformative civic organizations in Montreal and for his dedication to building bridges between the city's English- and French-speaking communities".[7]

Goldbloom was appointed as the Chair of the CBC/Radio-Canada Board of Directors on April 3, 2018, for a five-year term.[8]


  1. ^ Jagoda Pike Appointed Publisher of the Toronto Star and President of Star Media Group
  2. ^ Speirs Medal presented to Michael Goldbloom '69 at first event in newly completed Coristine Hall
  3. ^ Canadian Who's Who 1997 profile[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Toronto Star names Michael Goldbloom publisher
  5. ^ Michael Goldbloom takes on critical role at McGill
  6. ^ "Biography | Bishop's University". 2015-07-22. Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Governor General Announces 90 New Appointments to the Order of Canada". December 30, 2013.
  8. ^ CBC Staff. "Michael Goldbloom, C.M." Your CBC/Radio-Canada. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved 2020.

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