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Lawrence Martin

Lawrence Martin
Columnist
Public affairs

Lawrence Martin is a Washington-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. His books include The Presidents and The Prime Ministers, a two-volume biography of Jean Chretien, a biography of hockey star Mario Lemieux and The Red Machine, a history of hockey in Russia.

His most recent book, Harperland, The Politics of Control, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award, the National Booksellers' Non-Fiction Award and was voted 2010's best political book in a poll by The Hill Times.

A graduate of McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He was national affairs columnist for Southam News and has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.

Among other honours he is a recipient of McMaster University's Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award.



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Opinion
Regardless of the outcome, the U.S. Supreme Court will have lost some credibility Lawrence Martin
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Mr. Ford goes to Washington: Good luck with the White House ‘hammerheads’ Lawrence Martin
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With Trump weakening, Trudeau can afford to say no Lawrence Martin
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Constant cries about Trump’s instability simply aren’t enough Lawrence Martin
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What was The New York Times thinking? Lawrence Martin
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What has driven Trump to be so anti-Canada? Lawrence Martin
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A ‘win-win-win’ for Canada on NAFTA? Forget it Subscriber content Lawrence Martin
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How Mike Pence can help Canada on NAFTA Lawrence Martin
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U.S.-Mexico NAFTA double-cross puts Canada on the defensive Lawrence Martin
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The possibility of Trump’s impeachment is suddenly real Lawrence Martin
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The descent of Rudy Giuliani is a mirror on all the madness Lawrence Martin
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The U.S. economy roars, but will it save Trump? Lawrence Martin
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Take heart Canadians, Donald Trump is losing Lawrence Martin
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Sport united racial divides – then came Trump Lawrence Martin
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With no snub from Trump, there’s reason for Canadian optimism on NAFTA Lawrence Martin
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Trump could learn something from another disruptor-in-chief Lawrence Martin
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After all our frustration with Trump, it’s time for Canada to make the big play Lawrence Martin
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Is it Tea Party time for the Democrats? Lawrence Martin
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If sanity prevails, Canada will escape Trump’s auto tariffs Lawrence Martin
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Is Trump compromised? The suspicion in Washington grows Lawrence Martin