Paul McKay was born in Toronto in 1953. He attended Trent University where he completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature and Philosophy.
He has won numerous awards for his journalism, including a National Newspaper Award, a National Business Writing Award, and a National Magazine Award. He was also awarded the Atkinson Fellowship in Public Policy for a Toronto Star series on the environment called “Plundering the Future”. He was also a finalist for the Michener Awards for public service journalism.
Articles by Paul McKay have appeared in the Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, Kingston Whig Standard, Ottawa Citizen, Harrowsmith Magazine and Maclean’s Magazine. He has also written and researched documentary stories for television (W5, CBC’s The Journal), and radio (CBC Sunday Morning). He is listed in “Who’s Who in Canada”.