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Lawrence Martin

Lawrence Martin
Columnist
Public affairs columnist

Lawrence Martin is a Washington-based public affairs columnist and the author of ten books, including six national best sellers. His books include The Presidents and The Prime Ministers, a two-volume biography of Jean Chretien, a biography of hockey star Mario Lemieux and The Red Machine, a history of hockey in Russia.

His most recent book, Harperland, The Politics of Control, was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Award, the National Booksellers' Non-Fiction Award and was voted 2010's best political book in a poll by The Hill Times.

A graduate of McMaster and Harvard, Martin served as the Globe's bureau chief in Washington, Montreal and Moscow where he opened the paper's first bureau in 1985. He was national affairs columnist for Southam News and has been a columnist for the Globe since 2002.

Among other honours he is a recipient of McMaster University's Lifetime Leadership Achievement Award.



Latest articles
Opinion
The Democrats are at a low point. Can they regain power? Lawrence Martin
Opinion
With Trump, there can be no Canadian-U.S. rapprochement Lawrence Martin
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The Kavanaugh verdict: A harbinger of havoc Lawrence Martin
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Did Canada just help Trump win the midterms? Lawrence Martin
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At long last, Americans come to their senses on trade Lawrence Martin
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If someone was lying, it was Brett Kavanaugh Lawrence Martin
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The showdown between Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford is the mother of all Supreme Court nomination battles Lawrence Martin
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Regardless of the outcome, the U.S. Supreme Court will have lost some credibility Lawrence Martin
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Mr. Ford goes to Washington: Good luck with the White House ‘hammerheads’ Lawrence Martin
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With Trump weakening, Trudeau can afford to say no Lawrence Martin
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Constant cries about Trump’s instability simply aren’t enough Lawrence Martin
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What was The New York Times thinking? Lawrence Martin
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What has driven Trump to be so anti-Canada? Lawrence Martin
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A ‘win-win-win’ for Canada on NAFTA? Forget it Subscriber content Lawrence Martin
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How Mike Pence can help Canada on NAFTA Lawrence Martin
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U.S.-Mexico NAFTA double-cross puts Canada on the defensive Lawrence Martin
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The possibility of Trump’s impeachment is suddenly real Lawrence Martin
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The descent of Rudy Giuliani is a mirror on all the madness Lawrence Martin
Opinion
The U.S. economy roars, but will it save Trump? Lawrence Martin
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Take heart Canadians, Donald Trump is losing Lawrence Martin