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Margaret Wente

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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The TWU decision is a blow to diversity Margaret Wente
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Lessons from my dad Margaret Wente
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Donald Trump has finally made us mad. Really mad Margaret Wente
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The barbarian has stormed Ontario’s gates Margaret Wente
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Who deserves to win in Ontario? Nobody Margaret Wente
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What good is marriage, anyway? Margaret Wente
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High housing prices blight lives – and widen the inequality gap Margaret Wente
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Starbucks has a grande-sized problem Margaret Wente
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Ontario’s choice between Doug Ford and Andrea Horwath: Who’s least worst? Margaret Wente
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The #MeToo generation gap Margaret Wente
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Medical marijuana is a mirage Margaret Wente
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Where have all the mommies gone? Margaret Wente
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Courts, not universities, should judge campus sex crimes Margaret Wente
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We need to talk about the boys Margaret Wente
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Is David Suzuki a science denier? Margaret Wente
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Is misogyny to blame for the mayhem in Toronto? Margaret Wente
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Another summer, another border crisis Margaret Wente
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Confessions of a recycling slacker Margaret Wente
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Ford vs Wynne: A contest between fear and loathing in Ontario Margaret Wente
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Is ‘race’ a made-up label? Margaret Wente