John Woodside is Canada's National Observer's Ottawa-based climate reporter. Focusing on climate finance, lobbying and on energy policy in Canada and the climate emergency, Woodside brings years of experience as an energy journalist to the job. His investigations contain unique, in-depth research that results in high impact journalism. John covered federal policy for Canada's National Observer thanks to a grant from the Local Journalism Initiative and the Government of Canada from May to December 2021.
Before joining Canada's National Observer, John reported on energy for allNewBrunswick and allNewfoundlandLabrador, and focused on Muskrat Falls, nuclear power, and the Irving group of companies.
He has also worked with Cited Media and with the foreign policy news outlet OpenCanada.
He graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Masters in Journalism.