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Margaret Wente
Margaret Wente

Margaret Wente

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History is a minefield. Just ask the CBC

Canada’s past is so contentious these days, and identity groups so aggrieved, that almost everyone was bound to be upset by ‘The Story of Us’

Apr 13, 2017

Trump Doctrine: Do what feels good now

We better get used to the fact that U.S. foreign policy will be driven by one irrefutable truth: A President with a bottomless desire for approval

Apr 10, 2017

What’s the point of Vimy, anyway?

I loathe chest-pumping nationalism, but if recalling a battle stirs a new generation to value their country, Canada will be better for it

Apr 08, 2017

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Margaret Wente is one of Canada's leading columnists. As a writer for The Globe and Mail, she provokes heated debate with her views on health care, education, and social issues. She is a winner of the National Newspaper Award for column-writing.

Ms. Wente has had a diverse career in Canadian journalism as both a writer and an editor. She has edited two leading business magazines, Canadian Business and ROB Magazine. She has also been editor of the Globe's business section, the ROB, and managing editor of the paper. Her columns have appeared in the Globe since 1992. She now writes full-time for the paper, and she is a frequent commentator on television and radio.

Ms. Wente was born in Chicago and moved to Toronto with her family when she was in her teens. She has won numerous journalism awards. She holds a BA from the University of Michigan, and an MA in English from the University of Toronto. She is married to Ian McLeod, a television producer.

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