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Martin Regg Cohn Ontario Politics Columnist
  • Toronto
  • Toronto Star

Martin Regg Cohn writes the Ontario politics column for the Toronto Star. A foreign correspondent for 11 years, he was chief of the Middle East and Asia bureaus, then Foreign Editor, and a world affairs columnist. He has reported from more than 40 countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen, and been nominated five times for the National Newspaper Award. He previously covered national politics from Ottawa. He is also a Distinguished Visiting Professor at Ryerson University's Faculty of Arts, and a Senior Fellow at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

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Toronto Star

Focus Areas

  • Ontario Politics
  • Public Policy

307 Articles
12 days ago

For a party that’s so against discrimination, here’s a lesson Ontario’s NDP is still struggling t...

Marit Stiles has a steep and bumpy learning curve as the party’s new leader, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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14 days ago

Canada’s immigration minister has a challenge. Brian Mulroney has some advice

The politics of immigration and refugee policy are nothing if not a balancing act in a democracy, Martin Regg Cohn wr...

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15 days ago

Watch: Immigration Minister Sean Fraser talks about Canada’s juggling act as refugee claimants li...

Moderated by Star columnist Martin Regg Cohn, this event at Toronto Metropolitan University will be livestreamed.

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16 days ago

A dictator who met his match in civilian politicians — and in ordinary voters

Pervez Musharraf personified Pakistan’s tug of war between democratic rule and military dictatorship, Martin Regg Coh...

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19 days ago

No matter what Doug Ford thinks, some of your rights can’t be trampled

The premier’s latest transgression is of a piece with his previous aggression toward Charter rights, Martin Regg Cohn...

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21 days ago

After so many mistakes, Doug Ford should be finished. What’s going on?

Ford should be done like dinner but he and his party appear as dominant as ever, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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23 days ago

Ontario’s Liberals hit rock bottom. Could Bonnie Crombie be their saviour?

She stole the show when 1,500 Liberal diehards braved a snowstorm to preside over the rebirth of a moribund movement ...

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about 1 month ago

Doug Ford has failed the accountability test

The premier might have wanted to avoid messing up by not showing up at the Emergencies Act inquiry, but there is no a...

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about 1 month ago

Think more money will fix our health crisis? Think again

Throwing more money at the system is a proven way to prop up politicians and cheer up health-care workers, but it sho...

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about 1 month ago

Doug Ford should demand Caroline Mulroney’s resignation

Out of sight, Mulroney has been quietly rewriting the rules of government transparency, reinventing the requirements ...

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about 1 month ago

John Tory goes up in flames as Doug Ford hides in a smokescreen

If not for the disgraced mayor, whose dramatic resignation has mesmerized the media, the premier might have dominated...

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about 2 months ago

A Liberal and a Tory fight the same battle: ‘Black women, racialized women, nobody gets it like us’

For Marci Ien and Charmaine Williams, the quest for equality has been the story of their lives, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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