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Marcus Gee is a columnist for The Globe and Mail. Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009.

He has won six National Newspaper Awards for his writing. Amnesty International gave him the John Humphrey award for human-rights reporting in 2002. Among the issues and events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the upheaval in East Timor, the the Rob Ford scandal in Toronto and Canada's opioids crisis.

Honours & Awards

Amnesty International John Humphrey Award, 2002

National Newspaper Award, 2021

National Newspaper Award, 2021

National Newspaper Award, 2019

National Newspaper Award, 2017

National Newspaper Award, 2001

National Newspaper Award, 1998

Marcus Gee abides by The Globe and Mail Editorial Code of Conduct

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