Christie Blatchford

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Christie Blatchford (born May 20, 1951 ) is a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster.wikipedia
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North Toronto Collegiate Institute

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She attended North Toronto Collegiate Institute, graduating in 1970.

Toronto Sun

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Looking to transition from a news reporter to a columnist, she proposed a light humour column to the Toronto Sun in 1982, chronicling her new relationship with a younger boyfriend, as well as her interactions with other friends and family.

National Post

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In 1998, Blatchford moved to the newly launched National Post. In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Grand River land dispute

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Blatchford's book Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, concerning the Grand River land dispute, led to some controversy including several members of the student body of the University of Waterloo protesting her speaking engagement and leading to its being cancelled on grounds of security.

Suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons

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Blatchford's commentary on the 2013 suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons also led to Parsons' father accusing Blatchford of victim blaming.
On April 26, 2013, Christie Blatchford wrote in the National Post that a problem in the case was that one of Parsons' friends claimed Parsons was "flirtatious" on the night the photo was taken, was seen laughing in bed with two boys and also there were "accounts from Rehtaeh herself and independent evidence, including retrieved online messages, that supported the suggestion the sex that took place was consensual."

Canadians

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Christie Blatchford (born May 20, 1951 ) is a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster.

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Christie Blatchford (born May 20, 1951 ) is a Canadian newspaper columnist, journalist and broadcaster.

Rouyn-Noranda

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Blatchford was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, living there until her family moved to Toronto during grade 11.

Quebec

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Blatchford was born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, living there until her family moved to Toronto during grade 11.

Ryerson University

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She then studied journalism at Ryerson University, and worked for the student paper The Ryersonian.

The Ryersonian

She then studied journalism at Ryerson University, and worked for the student paper The Ryersonian.

The Globe and Mail

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She worked as a sports reporter for The Globe and Mail from 1973 through 1977, where she was billed as Canada's first female sports columnist.

Toronto Star

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Displeased when a Globe column was edited against her wishes, she then abruptly jumped to the competing Toronto Star, where she worked as a feature writer from 1977 to 1982.

National Newspaper Awards

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In 1999, she received the National Newspaper Award for column writing.

Canada in the War in Afghanistan

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During four trips to Afghanistan in 2006–07, she reported on the experiences of Canadian soldiers.

Governor General's Awards

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The book went on to garner the 2008 Governor General's Literary Award in Non-fiction.

University of Waterloo

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Blatchford's book Helpless: Caledonia's Nightmare of Fear and Anarchy, and How the Law Failed All of Us, concerning the Grand River land dispute, led to some controversy including several members of the student body of the University of Waterloo protesting her speaking engagement and leading to its being cancelled on grounds of security.

New Democratic Party

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In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Parliament of Canada

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In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Leader of the Opposition

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In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Jack Layton

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In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Canonization

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In an article in the National Post online on August 22, 2011, she criticized the outpouring of support resulting from the death of federal NDP Leader and the Parliament of Canada's Leader of the Opposition Jack Layton, calling it "a public spectacle", and referring to Layton's "canonization".

Victim blaming

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Blatchford's commentary on the 2013 suicide of Rehtaeh Parsons also led to Parsons' father accusing Blatchford of victim blaming.