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Marcus Gee

Marcus Gee is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. 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 three National Newspaper Awards for his writing. Amnesty International gave him the John Humphrey award for human-rights reporting in 2002. Among the events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the upheaval in East Timor and the Rob Ford scandal in Toronto.
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Opinion
Cyclists and pedestrians are still being killed on the road − but change is coming Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Opinion
Maybe not quite the end of civilization Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Opinion
Hold on to your hats, Ontario: Expect a wild ride under Doug Ford Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Seven (lame) excuses for not voting Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Ontario election: What’s a voter to do?
New PC plan makes a mockery of Ford’s vow of fully costed platform Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
When it comes to proposed Hydro One solutions, voters must choose between three poor options Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Ford’s plan for Toronto transit doesn’t add up Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
What on earth is the responsible Ontario voter to do? Marcus Gee
Opinion
Wynne is right: Ford is our Trump Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Another great migration is under way: Black Americans are leaving big cities for the suburbs
Opinion
Three good – and important – takeaways from the awful Toronto van attack Marcus Gee
Let’s not turn Toronto into a fortress Marcus Gee
A diverse community pulling together is in North York’s DNA Marcus Gee
The Cop Who Didn’t Shoot responds to deadly attack with calm, discipline and determination Marcus Gee
The lesson from the van attack: Toronto is strong enough to heal Marcus Gee
Let’s not squander the chance to build density on the Bloor-Danforth subway line Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Pity the children! A pot shop is opening up nearby Subscriber content Marcus Gee
How SmartTrack became the transit system only Mayor John Tory can see Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Mississauga aims to urbanize a poster child of suburbia - Dundas Street Subscriber content Marcus Gee