Andrew Coyne

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Andrew Coyne
Andrew Coyne cropped.jpg
Andrew Coyne, May 15, 2006
Born James Andrew Coyne
(1960-12-23) December 23, 1960 (age 54)
Ottawa, Ontario
Alma mater University of Manitoba
Trinity College, Toronto
London School of Economics
Occupation Journalist, editor
Relatives James Elliott Coyne, father
Susan Coyne, sister
Deborah Coyne, cousin
James Henry Coyne, great-grandfather

James Andrew Coyne[1] (born December 23, 1960)[2] is a Canadian political columnist[3][4][5][6] with, and Editorial and Comments editor of, the National Post[7] and a member of the At Issue panel on CBC's The National. Previously, he has been national editor for Maclean's, a weekly national newsmagazine in Canada and a columnist with the Globe and Mail.[8] His work has also appeared in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Saturday Night, the Canadian edition of Time, and other publications.


Coyne was born in Ottawa, Ontario, the son of Hope Meribeth Cameron (née Stobie) and James Coyne, who was governor of the Bank of Canada from 1955 to 1961.[2][9] 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 studied at the University of Manitoba where he was editor of The Manitoban and worked as a reporter for two summers at the newly launched Winnipeg Sun before transferring to the University of Toronto's Trinity College, 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, then received his master's degree in economics from the London School of Economics.

Coyne has said that he considers the political labels "left" and "right" to be "tribes" of "self-quarantine."[11] He endorses a strong federal government,[12] more market based economic solutions,[13] and a stronger role for Canada in the War on Terror.[14] Coyne is also a proponent of proportional representation in Canada's House of Commons[15] and believes Canada should remain a constitutional monarchy rather than become a republic.[16]

The Globe and Mail[edit]

After a stint as a columnist for the Financial Post from 1985 to 1991, Coyne joined the editorial board of The Globe and Mail. While at the Globe, Coyne won two consecutive National Newspaper Awards for editorial writing in 1991 and 1992.[17] He had a regular column in the Globe between 1994 and 1996, when he joined Southam News (now CanWest News Service) as a nationally syndicated columnist.

National Post[edit]

When the National Post—the successor to the Financial Post—launched in 1998, Coyne became the paper's national affairs columnist. He returned to the Post in 2011 as the paper's national columnist. In December 2014, he was appointed to the position of Editor, Editorials and Comment.[7]


On October 30, 2007, Coyne was named national editor of Maclean's; also announced was his departure from the National Post. As part of his role as national editor, Coyne lent a guiding hand to the editorial board in regard to national coverage, blogged and wrote regular columns as well as occasional longer pieces.[citation needed] Coyne left Maclean's in 2011 to return to the Post.

Bilderberg Group meeting 2015[edit]

In June 2015 Coyne attended the exclusive Bilderberg Group meeting in Telfs, Austria.[18]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Controversial Canadian; James Elliott Coyne". The New York Times. 1961-07-05. 
  2. ^ a b Lumley, Elizabeth (2004). Canadian Who's Who 2004. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. p. 287. ISBN 0-8020-8892-9. 
  3. ^ Coyne, Andrew. "Andrew Coyne: There is a method to Thomas Mulcair’s ‘Dutch Disease’ madness". The National Post. 
  4. ^ Coyne, Andrew. "Andrew Coyne: EI urgently needs reform — but is reform what we’re going to get?". The National Post. 
  5. ^ Coyne, Andrew. "Andrew Coyne: Stephen Harper’s hidden agenda is the economy". The National Post. 
  6. ^ Coyne, Andrew. "Andrew Coyne: Quebec students’ thrilling attempt to cripple democracy". The National Post. 
  7. ^ a b "National Post Appoints Andrew Coyne Editor, Editorials and Comment (press release)". PostMedia. December 18, 2014. Retrieved December 18, 2014. 
  8. ^ Devoe Kim, Cheryl. "Mighty Mouth". Ryerson Review of Journalism. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ (subscription required) "Who is Nigel Wright, the man who bailed out Mike Duffy?". The Globe and Mail. May 19, 2013. 
  11. ^ Coyne, Andrew (2002-08-26). "'I read you, but ...'". 
  12. ^ Coyne, Andrew. "There was a time". 
  13. ^ Coyne, Andrew (2006-11-25). "Fiscal conservatism, then and now". National Post. 
  14. ^ Coyne, Andrew (2003-03-19). "PM's decision means moral free ride is over". 
  15. ^ Coyne, Andrew (2005-02-23). "PR: as simple as one person, one vote". 
  16. ^ Coyne, Andrew (2011-07-08). "We’re all in the royal family". Macleans Magazine. 
  17. ^ "National Newspaper Awards". Canadian Newspaper Association. 
  18. ^ "Participants, Bilderberg 2015". Bilderberg Meetings. 6 July 2015. 

External links[edit]