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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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Why the war on opioids will be so hard to win Margaret Wente
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Universities preach the new religion of anti-racism and anti-oppression Margaret Wente
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Does Jian Ghomeshi deserve a second chance? Margaret Wente
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Doug Ford and the Charter: Don’t have a cow, man Margaret Wente
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Why are the Swedes so disgruntled? Margaret Wente
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Why the surge in gender dysphoria among teenage girls? Margaret Wente
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The Trans Mountain ruling was a fiasco Margaret Wente
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B.C. is burning. Is climate change really to blame? Margaret Wente
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How Maxime Bernier could play the role of spoiler Margaret Wente
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Is Trump finished? No, not by a long shot Margaret Wente
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With luck, maybe kids will learn fractions again: It’s time Ontario education got back to basics Margaret Wente
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Who’s playing identity politics? Everyone Margaret Wente
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The Democrats are self-destructing again Margaret Wente
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The good-bad books that changed my life Margaret Wente
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Canada is right to stand up for Samar Badawi Margaret Wente
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The conservative case for a guaranteed income Margaret Wente
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Doug Ford is right about Toronto Margaret Wente
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Decoding the genetics of success Margaret Wente
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The not-so-awful truth about gun violence Margaret Wente
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Should white people sing black slave songs? Margaret Wente