Declines in the insects were blamed on herbicides and farming, but the real story was more complicated
Jul 25, 2017
A British baby is at the centre of an international firestorm over medical ethics, what makes a life worthwhile – and above all, who decides
Jul 22, 2017
The Ontario Premier was lambasted for her hard left turn and shameless pandering to voters. However, it may just be working
Jul 17, 2017
The Khadr debacle and the missing and murdered Indigenous women inquiry fiasco are epic bungles
Jul 14, 2017
Changing people’s birth certificates may make them feel better, but it doesn’t change the facts
Jul 10, 2017
Most of the media and elites are satisfied with the $10.5-million settlement. The rest of Canada thinks the deal stinks
Jul 06, 2017
The city’s experiment shows there’s no magic fairy dust when it comes to improving the lives of those at the bottom of the income ladder
Jul 04, 2017
The optimism of 1967 has never left me. For all its flaws, there is no place I’d rather call home
Jul 01, 2017
It’s hard to encourage neighbourly engagement when everyone is stressing people’s differences, rather than their similarities
Jun 26, 2017
The organization’s fearmongering gives environmental activism a bad name
Jun 24, 2017
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.