In Ontario, the fight has turned into a crusade, but the public system would be worse off without competition
Aug 16, 2014
Would Robin Williams have been a comic genius without his suffering? It’s probably a pointless question
Aug 14, 2014
Marijuana crusader Marc Emery is returning to a warm welcome, but the Canadian mainstream doesn’t support legalization
Aug 12, 2014
A social media campaign pits the faithful against the next generation
Aug 09, 2014
Surely, in this wonderfully diverse country with its diverse cultures and beliefs, we can tolerate a little diversity among physicians
Aug 07, 2014
Advocacy has run amok and children are paying the price
Aug 02, 2014
The U.S. federal Department of Education has instructed campuses to abandon what most people would think of as due process
Jul 31, 2014
It was easy to be a civil libertarian when nobody was trying to import holy war
Jul 29, 2014
How do I know? Because people are paying to eat dirt
Jul 26, 2014
By law, charities are not allowed to spend more than 10 per cent of their budget on ‘political activities.’ But what, pray tell, are those?
Jul 24, 2014
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.