a Watchman. But talk to anyone outside the tourism office, Marcus Gee reports, and you hear a different story
Jul 10, 2015
In wake of the Charleston shootings, opinions are divided on what to do with symbols and statues from the Civil War era
Jul 04, 2015
With seven predominantly black churches burned in less than two weeks, residents are left wondering if blazes are related to Confederate flag controversy
Jul 02, 2015
For 39 years, Joseph Riley has been a healing and unifying force in the heart of the U.S. South
Jul 01, 2015
The United States has a long history of church segregation, and last week’s mass shooting in Charleston has done little to change that
Jun 29, 2015
The president seemed as much preacher as president as he delivered a heart-tugging speech in honour of Rev. Clementa Pinckney and the eight other worshippers killed last week
Jun 26, 2015
Michelle Obama, Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton also due to attend mass funeral for slain preacher Clementa Pinckney
Jun 26, 2015
shooting has sparked a remarkably sudden shift in sentiment, writes Marcus Gee
Jun 24, 2015
Blacks and white in Charleston and beyond have come together in a show of unity, and Americans are talking with a new urgency about how to confront racism
Jun 22, 2015
Earlier on Monday, religious and local elected leaders said South Carolina should remove the flag from the state capitol grounds
Jun 22, 2015
Marcus Gee is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.
Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009.
He has won two National Newspaper Awards for his commentary. In 2002, Amnesty International gave him its annual John Humphrey award for human rights reporting. Among the events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the violence in East Timor and the turmoil surrounding the overthrow of Indonesian President Suharto.