The over-the-top reaction in Quebec to Andrew Potter’s op-ed was silly. But McGill University’s response was stunning
Mar 23, 2017
Universities used to be about dangerous ideas, but they’ve turned into bastions of timidity
Mar 20, 2017
Internet miscreants are almost exclusively men whose behaviour is linked to what are known as the ‘dark’ personality traits
Mar 18, 2017
The Netherlands has a long history of welcoming immigrants, but some have failed to successfully integrate and adopt the country’s customs
Mar 13, 2017
Blaming racism as the biggest cause of inequality lets us off the hook about the extremely complex roots of some of our most intractable social problems
Mar 11, 2017
The app has been hailed as a great leap in social media, but it’s really a tale of market hype and speculative mania
Mar 07, 2017
Living in the moment (not that I can manage it for more than a few minutes at a time) has definitely improved my mood
Mar 03, 2017
At some point, the Prime Minister is going to have to put head before heart and declare that Canada won’t accept all asylum-seekers
Feb 27, 2017
When the ruling classes fail to do their jobs, what you get is Donald Trump
Feb 25, 2017
Many Canadians wish Mr. Trudeau would put his foot down when dealing with Mr. Trump. These people need to realize that he’d get it cut off, Wente writes
Feb 13, 2017
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 a 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.