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The Globe and Mail’s award-winning columnists are a fundamental pillar of our coverage. They range in their interests from politics, to world affairs, to business, to the arts, to the way we live. No matter the issue, they are always in the middle of our national discourse. They are trusted by our readers and followed by our nation’s decision-makers. Influential, provocative, and engaging, our columnists provide insights and analysis that can’t be found elsewhere, making them a prime destination for Globe readers.

Globe and Mail columnists

All Columnists


Rob Carrick has been writing about personal finance, business and economics for close to 20 years. He joined The Globe and Mail in late 1996 as an investment reporter and has been personal finance columnist since November 1998.


Campbell Clark has been a political writer in The Globe and Mail’s Ottawa bureau since 2000. Before that he worked for The Montreal Gazette and the National Post. He writes about Canadian politics and foreign policy.


Andrew Coyne is a columnist for The Globe and Mail. He has contributed to a wide range of publications in Canada and abroad, including The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a weekly panelist on CBC’s The National.


John Doyle is The Globe and Mail's television critic. His column appears in the Review section Monday to Thursday and on Saturday.


Marcus Gee is Toronto columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper.


John Ibbitson started at The Globe in 1999 and has been Queen's Park columnist and Ottawa political affairs correspondent.


Marsha Lederman is the Western Arts Correspondent for The Globe and Mail, based in Vancouver. She covers the film and television industry, visual art, literature, music, theatre, dance, cultural policy, and other related areas.

Roy MacGregor was born in the small village of Whitney, Ont., in 1948. Before joining The Globe and Mail in 2002, he worked for the National Post, the Ottawa Citizen, Maclean's magazine (three separate times), the Toronto Star and The Canadian Magazine.


Lawrence Martin is a Washington-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. He served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow, where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.


Gary Mason began his journalism career in British Columbia in 1981, working as a summer intern for Canadian Press. One of his first assignments was covering the last days of the province's favourite son, Terry Fox.


Barrie McKenna is correspondent and columnist in The Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau. From 1997 until 2010, he covered Washington from The Globe's bureau in the U.S. capital.


David Parkinson has been covering business and financial markets since 1990, and has been with The Globe and Mail since 2000.


André Picard is a health reporter and columnist at The Globe and Mail, where he has been a staff writer since 1987. He is also the author of three bestselling books.


Eric Reguly is the European columnist for The Globe and Mail and is based in Rome. Since 2007, when he moved to Europe, he has primarily covered economic and financial stories, ranging from the euro zone crisis and the bank bailouts to the rise and fall of Russia's oligarchs and the merger of Fiat and Chrysler.


Elizabeth Renzetti has worked at The Globe and Mail as a columnist, reporter, and editor of the Books and Review sections. From 2003 to 2012, she was a member of the Globe's London-based European bureau. Her Saturday column is published weekly on page 2 of the Opinion section, and her features appear regularly throughout the Globe.


Doug Saunders writes the Globe and Mail's international-affairs column, and also serves as the paper's online opinion and debate editor.


Sylvia Stead has been a reporter and editor at the Globe since 1975, after graduating from the University of Western Ontario in Journalism with a minor in Political Science.


Tanya Talaga is an Anishinaabe journalist, author and speaker. A five-time nominee for the Michener Award in public service journalism, she also has won two National Newspaper Awards during her 20-year career. Talaga was the 2017–2018 Atkinson Fellow in Public Policy and the 2018 CBC Massey Lecturer, the first Anishinaabe woman to be so.


Kate Taylor is the visual art critic at The Globe and Mail and a columnist in the arts section.


Rita Trichur is an award-winning journalist. She is a Senior Business Writer and Columnist in the Report on Business. Her previous roles at The Globe and Mail include Senior Editor, Financial Services Editor, and Canadian business columnist for the Report on Business Magazine.


Robyn Urback is a current affairs columnist with The Globe and Mail. She previously worked as the editor of the opinion page at CBC News, and, before that, as a columnist and editorial board member at the National Post.


Columnist Konrad Yakabuski writes on politics, policy and business for The Globe and Mail’s Comment section and Report on Business.

In Memoriam


Michael Babad was a Report on Business editor and co-author of three business books. He had been with Report on Business for several years, and had also been a reporter and editor at The Toronto Star, The Financial Post and United Press International. He died as an active staff member of The Globe in 2020.

FROM THE GLOBE AND MAIL PHOTO ARCHIVE. September 3, 1972 -- EATS HIS WORDS -- With absolutely no appetite whatever, Globe and Mail sports columnist Dick Beddoes is eating his words, which expressed his addled belief that Team Canada would beat the Russian National Hockey team in all the eight games of the Canada-Russia Summit Series. Pravda correspondent, Konstantin Gueivandov shred the Canadian journalist's column into a bowl of borscht, to the delight of Russian players (from left) Vladimir Vikulov, Alexander Gusev and Alexander Sidelnikov at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Toronto on Sept. 3, 1972. Team Canada lost the first game of the series, 7-3, in Montreal on Sept. 2, 1972.

Photo by Tibor Kolley / The Globe and Mail.

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