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Barrie McKenna

Barrie McKenna
National Business Correspondent

Barrie McKenna is correspondent and columnist in The Globe and Mail's Ottawa bureau. From 1997 until 2010, he covered Washington from The Globe's bureau in the U.S. capital. During his U.S. posting, he traveled widely, filing stories from more than 30 states. Mr. McKenna has also been a frequent visitor to Japan and South Korea on reporting assignments. A native Montrealer, he has degrees from McGill University (history) and Carleton University (journalism). He is also a five-time finalist for Canada's National Newspaper Awards and winner of Canadian Best in Business award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers.

Latest articles
Opinion
Taxpayer bailed-out Canadian automakers owe it to us to speak out against Trump’s trade war Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Ottawa pay mess shows how hard it is to fire anyone in this town Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Trump’s no-facts Twilight Zone is not the place for trade deals Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Why Trump is wrong about Canada-U.S. agricultural trade Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Canada in the crosshairs as Trump weaponizes uncertainty as part of bullying approach to trade Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Dairy and poultry sectors are the weak link in Canada’s trade defences Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
With major threats hanging over its economy, Ontario chooses a leader without a plan Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Getting Canada to that elusive economic ‘sweet spot’ Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
New owner, same old problems as Ottawa takes over Trans Mountain mess Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
BoC shifts tone on rate announcement, signalling likely July hike
Opinion
For Corporate Canada, Ontario’s NDP is one more thing to worry about Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Trump and the art of how not to do trade deals Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Canada is blocking China’s takeover of Aecon for all the wrong reasons Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
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Opinion
Argentina is in crisis, again, and that could spell trouble for emerging markets Barrie McKenna
Opinion
Blame political meddling, not CEO pay, for Ontario’s dysfunctional hydro market Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Analysis
Bank of Canada’s challenge on rate hikes? Assessing economy’s potential output
Opinion
WTO smackdown: Canada, U.S. spar over future of global trading regime Subscriber content Barrie McKenna
Opinion
It’s time for Ottawa to think about privatizing Canada Post’s booming parcel delivery business Barrie McKenna
Fintech firms a potential weak link in cyberdefences of financial system, BoC warns
Opinion
Canadian governments must double-down to foster tech boom here, end brain drain to U.S. Barrie McKenna