Martin Regg Cohn Ontario Politics Columnist
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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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  • Public Policy

271 Articles
2 days ago
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Opinion | Bonnie Lysyk has overshot and underdelivered as Ontario’s auditor general

Not for the first time, the auditor’s big bet on a bold headline has yielded little, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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4 days ago
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Opinion | Canada’s new China policy says everything and nothing

Foreign Minister Mélanie Joly tries to pull off a perilous balancing act with long-awaited document that aspires to c...

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6 days ago
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Opinion | Ford is enabling Mayor John Tory’s anti-democratic ambitions

By handing Tory unprecedented and unprincipled power, Ford has transformed the mayor into an unstoppable strongman an...

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9 days ago
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Opinion | How do we protect democracy? These young Canadians are on the right track

Today’s youth want to change the world, but it’s mostly older folks who vote in elections, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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11 days ago
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Opinion | Move over, Doug Ford — King Charles could be the catalyst for Canada’s next constitutio...

It’s time for an update to the system of swearing allegiance to Britain’s king or queen, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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13 days ago
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Opinion | Doug Ford has abandoned the people to put politicians first

Say what you will about the populist premier, he loves to say that the people must have the final say. Not any more, ...

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16 days ago
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Opinion | Doug Ford’s bungling means CUPE now won’t take ‘yes’ for an answer

All bets are off, thanks to a reckless premier’s readiness to overturn democratic and legal norms, Martin Regg Cohn w...

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18 days ago
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Opinion | Doug Ford made a foolish choice by picking cheap gas over health care

With the province on the precipice of a recession, Ontario’s Tories will siphon precious cash from the treasury in th...

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21 days ago
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Opinion | Doug Ford shows his true colours with attack on the Greenbelt

Ford once promised to leave the Greenbelt untouched. The premier is going back on his word in 2022, Martin Regg Cohn ...

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23 days ago
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Opinion | Behind closed doors, insiders say Doug Ford smartened up when labour leaders warned him...

Ford acknowledged he’d been badly outmanoeuvred after trying so clumsily to outsmart all those education workers, Mar...

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25 days ago
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Opinion | Doug Ford has stained his legacy in a way that even backing down won’t fix

It was inevitable that the love affair between Ford and a few friendly labour leaders would end with broken hearts, M...

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28 days ago
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Opinion | I came to the Toronto Star for its crusades. Then came ‘Star gets action!’

Working at the country’s biggest newspaper has been the story of my life, Martin Regg Cohn writes.

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