Andrew Coyne

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(journalist, editor)
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BornJames Andrew Coyne
December 23, 1960
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Alma materUniversity of Manitoba, Trinity College (Toronto), London School of Economics
Transatlantic Canadian journalist who, having previously supported Canadian participation in the 2003 invasion of Iraq, dismissed any significance to the phrase the Great Reset after the public became aware of it, and supports vaccine passports.

James Andrew Coyne[1] is transatlantic a Canadian columnist with The Globe and Mail and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC's The National. Previously, he has been national editor for Maclean's and a columnist with National Post. he attended the 2015 Bilderberg meeting.

His previous positions include support for Canadian participation in the 2003 invasion of Iraq (it didn't join), a stronger role for Canada in the War on Terror and an attack on Syria in 2013.

In April 2020 he supported continued lockdown restrictions [2], dismissed any significance to the phrase the Great Reset after the public became aware of it[3], and supports introduction of vaccine passports[4], again dismissing the significance of the move.

Early life and education

Coyne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Hope Meribeth Cameron (née Stobie) and James Elliott Coyne, who was governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961.[5] His paternal great-grandfather was historian and lawyer James Henry Coyne. His sister is actress Susan Coyne. He is also the cousin of constitutional lawyer Deborah Coyne, who is the mother of Pierre Trudeau's youngest child.

Coyne graduated from Kelvin High School in Winnipeg.[6] Coyne studied at the University of Manitoba where he became the editor of The Manitoban student newspaper.[7][8] He also spent two years reporting for the Winnipeg Sun.[8] In 1981, Coyne transferred to the University of Toronto's Trinity College,[9] where his classmates included Jim Balsillie, Malcolm Gladwell, Tony Clement, Nigel Wright, Patricia Pearson, Atom Egoyan, and author and political strategist John Duffy.[10] He received a BA in economics and history from Trinity. Coyne then went to the London School of Economics, where he received his master's degree in economics.[8]


After a six-year period as a Financial Post columnist from 1985 to 1991, Coyne joined The Globe and Mail's editorial board.[8] There, Coyne won two consecutive National Newspaper Awards for his work.[11] He had a regular column in the Globe between 1994 and 1996, when he joined Southam News (later CanWest News Service) as a nationally syndicated columnist.[9]

Coyne became a columnist with the National Post – the successor to the Financial Post – when it launched in 1998.[12] Coyne left the Post in 2007 to work at Maclean's.[12]

Coyne left Maclean's in 2011 to return to the Post as a columnist.[12] In December 2014, he was appointed to the position of Editor, Editorials and Comment.[13]

Coyne has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Saturday Night, the now-defunct Canadian edition of Time, and other publications.[8] Coyne has also written for the conservative magazine The Next City.[9]

Coyne has been a longtime member of the At Issue panel on CBC's The National,[7] where he appeared as early as 2012 in the day of Peter Mansbridge.[14]

In November 2019, Coyne announced that he would henceforth be employed by The Globe and Mail.[15]


In 2003, he supported Canadaian participation in the attack on Iraq. In late January, 2003 he wrote that "it is unconscionable enough that Canada cannot, at this point, be counted among the allies. We have already paid a price in diplomatic terms, being regarded now as marginal nuisances, where once we were trusted confidants. But if, in the crunch, we elect to side with France and Germany ­– and, by extension, Iraq – against the United States, on a matter the Americans regard as vital to their security interests, we will be counting the costs for generations. We will be viewed in Washington, not just as irrelevant, but as hostile."[16]

He has endorsed a strong federal government,[17] more market based economic solutions,[18] and a stronger role for Canada in the War on Terror.[19]

In 2013, he called for an open intervention in Syria , dismissing those "who point to the pages in their international law books that forbid unilateral military action" is no “safe” option, in other words, without costs or consequences. [20]

Coyne is also a proponent of proportional representation in the House of Commons of Canada[21] and believes Canada should remain a constitutional monarchy rather than become a republic.[22] He advocated for forgiveness to move on from previous mistakes when politicians get into their news for their misdeeds.[23]


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/201511 June 201514 June 2015Austria
The 63rd meeting, 128 Bilderbergers met in Austria
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