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Andrew Coyne

Acclaimed Journalist

Andrew Coyne is a political columnist for the Postmedia chain of newspapers. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto and the London School of Economics‎. He has written previously for Maclean’s and The Globe and Mail, contributing as well to a number of other publications in Canada and abroad, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, and The Walrus. He is the winner of two National Newspaper Awards and the Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Canada: Today and Tomorrow
Provocative, challenging and witty, Andrew Coyne shares his insights into the state of our nation, taking into account the pulse of the economy, politics and the social issues affecting our country now and into the future.

Health Care Reform
Over the years, service delivery, technology and demographics have changed and the health system has evolved. The current sustainability crisis is presenting us with what is arguably an unprecedented opportunity to consider significant change. But from what to what? This session will look at the historical and changing role of each stakeholder in an integrated health system. What is their role in maintaining function while transitioning to an integrated system?

The State of Journalism
Throughout his career in journalism, Andrew has seen plenty of change come about, turning the old industry thinking on its head. He shares his thoughts on such topics as: new technology, social media, protecting ones reputation as a journalist and preserving editorial freedom.

Rethinking Transportation
Andrew offers a unified approach to pricing cars and transit. Transit advocates commonly suppose that subsidizing transit more heavily will induce more people to give up their cars, thus alleviating congestion. The evidence for this is scant, while a better solution is at hand: pricing roads.

The State of Industry
In these customized presentations, Andrew offers up thought-provoking discussion on a range of subject matters. He’s covered many hot-button topics in his work as a journalist, gleaning plenty of insight on issues affecting key industries in Canada. Andrew conducts extensive research prior to each presentation, bringing hard-hitting data points to help connect the dots in a convincing manner.


Hyman Solomon Award for Excellence in Public Policy Journalism

1992 & 1993
National Newspaper Award | Editorials

Summary Profile

A National Post original, Andrew Coyne’s journalism career has also included positions with Maclean’s, the Globe and Mail and the Southam newspaper chain. He has been a regular contributor to The National’s At Issue panel since 2005. Andrew is a Fellow of the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.

With topical and timely presentations, Andrew is sure to ignite discussion with every audience. He is thoughtful, intrepid, and never afraid to speak his mind. He has established himself over the last two decades as one of this country’s most passionate and articulate commentators on political and economic issues.

Though he claims he to have a distaste for politics, Andrew considers himself an optimist and believes that there is a better politics out there – and that it is the role of the media to help bring it out. He has contributed to a wide range of other publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Time and Saturday Night.