Why does the Prime Minister want to extend Canada’s mission against the Islamic State? The critics have one view – here’s another
Mar 24, 2015
There are two different worlds, one where neo-traditional marriage is flourishing and one where two-parent families are dying off
Mar 21, 2015
Canada’s new law has been widely derided as unworkable and reactionary. But in Scandinavia, such measures are working
Mar 17, 2015
Poor Dad gave up his bacon and eggs for nothing. Most of what we thought we knew about nutritional evils turns out to be wrong
Mar 14, 2015
Just because Stephen Harper is milking the terror threat doesn’t mean it isn’t real. Michael Zehaf-Bibeau’s self-made video proves it
Mar 10, 2015
We’re having fewer children who care less for family ties, and we’ve scarcely thought about what this means
Mar 07, 2015
Ardent girls from across the Western world dream of marrying an IS fighter. They’re no innocent dupes
Mar 03, 2015
She may be a lock for the nomination, but she should make serious Democrats want to stick hot pokers in their eyes
Feb 28, 2015
Is it really necessary to explain oral sex to 12-year-olds? In a world of sexting and online degradation, the answer is yes
Feb 24, 2015
In the public mind, the war against veiling is a proxy for the war on radical Islam. And waging war on radical Islam has been a solid winner
Feb 21, 2015
Margaret Wente is one of Canada's leading columnists. As a writer for The Globe and Mail, she provokes heated debate with her views on health care, education, and social issues. She is winner of the National Newspaper Award for column-writing.
Ms. Wente has had a diverse career in Canadian journalism as both a writer and an editor. She has edited two leading business magazines, Canadian Business and ROB Magazine. She has also been editor of the Globe's business section, the ROB, and managing editor of the paper. Her columns have appeared in the Globe since 1992. She now writes full-time for the paper, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.
Ms. Wente was born in Chicago and moved to Toronto with her family when she was in her teens. She has won numerous journalism awards. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English from the University of Toronto. She is married to Ian McLeod, a television producer.