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Marcus Gee

Marcus Gee is a columnist for the Globe and Mail, Canada's national newspaper. Born in Toronto, he graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1979 with a degree in modern European history, then worked as a reporter for The Province, Vancouver's morning newspaper. He spent four years in Asia in the early 1980s, the first three in Hong Kong as an editor, writer and correspondent for Asiaweek magazine, the last as a reporter for United Press International in Manila and Sydney. After returning to Canada, he worked as a foreign affairs writer at Maclean's magazine and as senior editor at the Financial Times of Canada. He joined the Globe in 1991 as an editorial writer and served as Editorial Page Editor from 2003 to 2006. His column on foreign affairs appeared on the Globe's editorial pages for 13 years. He served as Asia-Pacific Business reporter from 2007 to 2009. He has won three National Newspaper Awards for his writing. Amnesty International gave him the John Humphrey award for human-rights reporting in 2002. Among the events he has covered are the war in Kosovo, the upheaval in East Timor and the Rob Ford scandal in Toronto.
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Beware the populist echoes in the Ford government Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Bannon, Buruma and free expression: Media outlets should not be bending to the latest Twitter storm Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Despite the stay, there’s still no proof a smaller Toronto council will improve efficiency Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Caroline Mulroney’s testing time Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Doug Ford’s use of notwithstanding clause exposes dangerous loophole in Constitution Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Doug Ford is challenging the rule of law itself Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Ruling against Doug Ford’s plan to reduce Toronto council was a timely slapdown Marcus Gee
Let’s crack down on unnecessary noise pollution Marcus Gee
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Take off the rose-coloured glasses – and the world’s still a lot rosier Marcus Gee
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New generation of activists helping change attitudes about a persecuted minority — drug users Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Toronto is right to fight Doug Ford on cutting city council size Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Why Ford is wrong about supervised drug-use sites Subscriber content Marcus Gee
Airport security: an exercise in absurdity Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Don’t cheer buck-a-beer: It is just cheesy populism Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Jennifer Keesmaat poses a challenge to John Tory, and that’s good for Toronto’s democracy Subscriber content Marcus Gee
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Doug Ford’s plan for Toronto is vindictive and undemocratic Marcus Gee
This classic bird guide offers what an app can’t: It breathes personality, passion
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Even amid such horror, Toronto’s Danforth community will remain strong Marcus Gee
A clash of classes: The other side of Oshawa, Ont.
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Gun violence must not stop the police transformation in Toronto Marcus Gee