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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
Toronto is right to fight Doug Ford on cutting city council size Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Why Ford is wrong about supervised drug-use sites Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Airport security: an exercise in absurdity Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
Don’t cheer buck-a-beer: It is just cheesy populism Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
Jennifer Keesmaat poses a challenge to John Tory, and that’s good for Toronto’s democracy Subscriber content Marcus Gee
For The Globe and Mail
Doug Ford’s plan for Toronto is vindictive and undemocratic Marcus Gee
This classic bird guide offers what an app can’t: It breathes personality, passion
Opinion
Even amid such horror, Toronto’s Danforth community will remain strong Marcus Gee
A clash of classes: The other side of Oshawa, Ont.
Opinion
Gun violence must not stop the police transformation in Toronto Marcus Gee
A futile shouting match on Toronto’s gun violence Marcus Gee
Ontario takes ‘Trumpian’ tone on Toronto’s asylum-seeker problem Subscriber content Marcus Gee
The Globe and Mail
What Toronto can learn from New York about fighting violent crime Marcus Gee
The trouble with the Toronto high-school black list Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
Three ghost rides to memorialize cyclists are three too many Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Ford is wrong to oppose supervised drug-use sites Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Opinion
Cyclists and pedestrians are still being killed on the road − but change is coming Subscriber content Marcus Gee
The Globe and Mail
Opinion
Maybe not quite the end of civilization Subscriber content Marcus Gee
For The Globe and Mail
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