Heather Mallick Columnist
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Heather Mallick is a staff columnist whose subjects range widely. She has published two non-fiction books--a diary and an essay collection-- and has worked for CBC.ca, the Globe and Mail and other media. With a BA Hons and MA in English Literature from U of T plus a Ryerson journalism degree, she writes with courage and candour, and is an accomplished public speaker.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Feminism
  • Politics
  • History
  • Economics
  • Canada
  • Books
  • Literacy
  • Aesthetics
  • People
  • Context
  • Comedy
  • Trump
  • the Future

242 Articles
3 days ago
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Christmas is all about children. You had better not crush their joy

On Christmas Day, Star Santa Claus Fund kids will be warm, fed and entertained, thanks to you good, generous people.

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9 days ago
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Opinion | These eight books delighted me during a tough year

They aren’t ranked, don’t represent anything or anyone, they are simply their own glorious individual selves, Heather...

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13 days ago
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Opinion | In 2022, are we reliving 1917 all over again?

Just as families repeat generational trauma, societies collectively re-enact their terrible histories.

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15 days ago
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Opinion | If Canada voted in U.S. elections, we’d be blue as Levi’s and Bud Light

The North American state map would look like this: coastal and scattered blues in the south with a giant crushing blu...

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16 days ago
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Opinion | I wasted my time voting for John Tory

Tory, a guy I once so admired, asked for a notwithstanding clause and Doug Ford said yes, Heather Mallick writes.

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20 days ago
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Opinion | It’s the triumph of the magnificent eight billion — but will this new world population ...

Go Team Human! What a glorious day in our upward trajectory. I want purpose statements, eight billion of them, on my ...

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29 days ago
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Opinion | Despair and the consolations of art

In 1947, a photographer chanced upon a man with his head on the table in a cafe. In 2022, we study this man’s misery ...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | Ottawa protesters are really a convoy of the clueless

This week’s hearings into the ‘Freedom Convoy’ of the clueless revealed what happens when the inmates run the asylum,...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | You and your children are living in a polycrisis — it may outlast us

All these crises were predictable at least in hindsight but they unfolded at a pace that made it difficult to mentall...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | What Canadians really wanted was a ‘Safety Convoy’

The layabouts who occupied Ottawa and made daily life miserable for its weary citizens were copying America at its mo...

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about 1 month ago
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Opinion | On Friday a Twitter bell tolls — it tolls for you

Twitter wasn’t healthy then, isn’t now, and never will be. Elon Musk will make it worse in ways we clueless innocents...

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about 2 months ago
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Opinion | Placing faith in a my post-COVID recovery

I do think people will come out of long COVID with more faith in their bodies because your body is always on your side.

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