Margaret Wente

This Marijuana Activist Is a Hero to Me, and I Don't Smoke the Stuff

Karen Selick | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Politics
Karen Selick

Unlike the "Prince of Pot," I don't use marijuana. I never have, and probably never will, even if it were to become legal for recreational use. Nevertheless, I have been a staunch admirer of Marc's ever since I first met him. While Marc Emery didn't do this single-handedly, there is no question that he is at least partly responsible for the fact that hundreds of thousands of people across North America now have legal access to a medication that helps relieve their pain and epileptic seizures. Margaret Wente said that Marc's no hero, but I disagree.

Let's Celebrate Bossy Girls

Leah Eichler | Posted 06.13.2014 | Canada Living
Leah Eichler

Language is powerful -- but banning another word from our lexicon is at best a token solution, and at worst misguided. I wish that banning the other B-word would result in improved self-worth for girls everywhere but that simply wouldn't be the case. Instead, let's celebrate fabulously bossy girls.

A "Rape Culture" Tutorial for the Naysayers

Toula Drimonis | Posted 05.06.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

First off, and since International Women's Day is around the corner, can we take a minute to define 'rape culture' for those who seem to think it's an irrational and highly charged blanket statement that seeks to vilify all men for all sins? Even men who consider themselves feminists don't often get it, because they too come from a place of unconscious privilege.

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Want to Quell Student Stress? Don't Take Wente's Advice

Nicholas Barber | Posted 02.16.2013 | Canada Living
Nicholas Barber

Margaret Wente argued that Canadian universities were guilty of "infantilizing," rather than "challenging" students. Ken Coates said universities should function as a "proving ground." But universities were never meant to function as a sorting mechanism for the job market. We should devote the effort and resources necessary to change university education to better serve all students. University shouldn't be more demanding, it should be more engaging.

Watching the Watchdog: The Elephant in the Newsroom

Tim Knight | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Last Thursday, CJF's full-house gathering was titled Gutenberg's Last Stand: Reinventing the Modern Newspaper. Sitting in the audience, I was certain that -- plagiarism being a mortal sin in our honourable profession -- someone would raise Wentegate. I waited. Nobody mentioned Wentegate. Or resignations. Surely, if nothing else, Stackhouse deserved his chance to explain?

Media Bites: We'll Bunk With Those Brits, But Wente Must Go

J.J. McCullough | Posted 11.26.2012 | Canada
J.J. McCullough

2012-04-27-mediabitesreal.jpg There are times when the Canuck press is perfectly willing to tun the guns inward. For example, whenever Globe and Mail columnist Margaret Wente gets embroiled in some kinda plagiarism scandal. Her press buddies really seem to hate her, and my word, are they happy to see her fall! You'd almost think there was some sort of embassy restructuring involved, so heady and thorough has the coverage been.

Globe And Mail Columnist Uses Space To Sell House

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.27.2012 | Canada Business

UPDATE: The Globe and Mail has responded to Leah McLaren's column internally, with features editor Kevin Siu writing the following in an email: “...

Rachel Mendleson

Globe 'Disciplines' Wente Over Plagiarism, But Won't Say How

HuffingtonPost.com | Rachel Mendleson | Posted 09.25.2012 | Canada Business

After days of mounting pressure from readers and industry experts, The Globe and Mail, one of Canada’s largest newspapers, has clarified its respons...

Should We Treat the Globe and Mail as a Cheating Student?

Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D | Posted 11.24.2012 | Canada
Johannes Wheeldon, Ph.D

In a remarkable reply to the detailed allegations against Margaret Wente for repeated plagiarism, the Globe and Mail has shown itself to be unequal to the tasks associated with running a national newspaper. In short, basic journalistic integrity at the Globe is dead. So what might be done?

Margaret Wente A Plagiarist? Globe Responds

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 09.21.2012 | Canada

The Globe and Mail has responded to Margaret Wente plagiarism allegations. Following accusations of plagiarism levelled at Wente on the blog Media...

Stop Being a Bag Lady (or Bag Guy)

David Suzuki | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada
David Suzuki

Canadians use between nine and 15 billion plastic bags a year, enough to circle the Earth more than 55 times, according to Greener Footprints. (U.S. citizens use about 100 billion a year!) Few plastic bags are recycled. Plastic bags are bad and for the most part unnecessary. Many of us older folks remember a time, only a few decades ago, when we didn't have them. Sure, they're convenient, but is that an excuse to damage the environment and the life it supports?

Why we Should be Attacking Black -- Not Backing Him

Andrew Mitrovica | Posted 09.12.2012 | Canada
Andrew Mitrovica

To sue or not to sue: Apparently, that's a question that often, it seems, preoccupies Conrad Black. In fact, he's filed a $1.25 million defamation suit against some of this nation's most respected editors and journalists a mere 45 days after his controversial return.

Tim Knight's Watching the Watchdog: Journalists Are Killing Journalism

Tim Knight | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

Today, graduates of journalism school see the profession as just that: a job. A paycheque. A security. They do what they're told to do. They're not journalists; they're employees. They don't buck the corporate system. They're part of it. Newsrooms are turning into mere offices.

Green Jobs Are Under Attack

Keith Brooks | Posted 10.29.2011 | Canada
Keith Brooks

Even though embracing renewable energy will save ratepayers money, the Conservative Party of Ontario has vowed to cancel the province's program. Instead, Ontario should look more closely at Europe, where renewable energy is embraced by right- and left-wing alike because it is a win-win proposition.