It’s no use clinging to the quaint belief that differences between the sexes are entirely cultural
Dec 10, 2013
The Affordable Care Act is a test of whether big government can solve big problems. So far, the answer is very bad
Dec 07, 2013
Experts have all declared that greenhouse gas emissions from the oil sands have no bigger impact on global warming than any other kind of oil
Dec 06, 2013
Whatever you believe about the skills gap, it’s clear that the route from school to work and adulthood is way too long
Dec 05, 2013
Boris Johnson, London’s flamboyant bad-boy mayor, dared to state the obvious
Dec 03, 2013
It’s expensive, makes no difference and will never get rolled back
Nov 30, 2013
British Columbia is one of the few places where people welcomed a carbon tax.
Nov 29, 2013
The rise of divorce, the decline of marriage and the growth of single parenthood has helped create the great stagnation
Nov 28, 2013
For most Canadians, the bad guys were punished, and the rest is too hard to follow
Nov 26, 2013
Energy resources are the salvation for billions of impoverished people in developing nations
Nov 25, 2013
One of Canada's leading columnists and a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column-writing
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.