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Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente


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Marriage is the new class divide

There are two different worlds, one where neo-traditional marriage is flourishing and one where two-parent families are dying off

Mar 21, 2015

Sweden’s prostitution solution

Canada’s new law has been widely derided as unworkable and reactionary. But in Scandinavia, such measures are working

Mar 17, 2015

Denial won’t make the T-word go away

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

Sex education, then and now

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

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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.

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