Political Affairs Journalist
Andrew Coyne was raised in Winnipeg and holds a B.A. in Economics and History from the University of Toronto and a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics.
After a six-year period as a Financial Post columnist from 1985 to 1991, Coyne joined The Globe and Mail’s editorial board. There, Coyne won two consecutive National Newspaper Awards for his work. 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.
Coyne became a columnist with the National Post – the successor to the Financial Post – when it launched in 1988. Coyne left the Post in 2007 to work at Maclean’s.
Coyne left Maclean’s in 2011 to return to the Post as a columnist. In December 2014, he was appointed to the position of Editor, Editorials, and Comment. After years of writing a weekly Saturday column, Coyne’s contribution was absent from the edition published just prior to the 2015 Canadian federal election, because the column he wanted to submit called for a vote against the Conservative Party of Canada while the Post’s editorial board had endorsed the Conservatives. While Coyne was the head of the editorial board, the decision to endorse the Conservatives was made by the newspaper’s publisher Paul Godfrey. On election day, Coyne announced that as a result of the paper refusing to run his election column, he was resigning as the Post’s editorial page and comment editor but would remain as a columnist.
Coyne has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, Saturday Night, the now-defunct Canadian edition of Time, and other publications. Coyne has also written for the conservative magazine The Next City. Coyne has been a long-time member of the At Issue panel on CBC’s The National.