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Michael is the host of The Arena, a nightly television show on Sun News. For more than twelve years he was host/producer of The Michael Coren Show on Crossroads Television, presenting more than 3000 episodes and winning numerous awards. The Arena stresses international coverage — particularly the Middle East, the U.S. and Europe — but also takes on social, moral, and religious issues and Canadian life and politics. Michael Coren is irreverent, thoughtful and hard-hitting. Michael is a weekly columnist with the Toronto, Ottawa, Calgary, Edmonton and Winnipeg Sun newspapers, and in more than a dozen other daily and weekly newspapers across Canada. He is also a columnist for The Catholic Register, Catholic Insight, Catholic World Report, The Landowner, and The Interim. He also appears each Wednesday on Newstalk 1010 radio, and is a regular guest on networks as diverse as Russia Today and TVOntario. He is the best-selling author of fourteen books, including biographies of G.K. Chesterton, H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle, J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis. He has contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography and several other anthologies. He is published in many countries and in more than a dozen languages. His last two books were on the best-seller list for more than ten weeks. He has received several honorary doctorates and awards for his writing and broadcasting. In 2005 he won The Ed Murrow Award for Radio Broadcasting, in 2006 The RTNDA Radio Broadcasting Award, in 2007 the Communicator Award in Hollywood and in 2008 the Omni Award for his television show. In 2012 The Catholic Civil Rights League gave Coren the Archbishop Adam Exner Award for Catholic Excellence in Public Life, and in the same year he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal for services to media. Michael Coren is a frequent speaker on a number of issues. Please visit the Public Speaking page for more details.

Church, state, hijabs

Lots to write about this week, so I have to be a little eclectic. In Quebec a girl was told she couldn’t play soccer while wearing a hijab and the usual suspects screamed “Islamophobia.” Actually there...

Justin’s not ready

Let’s be honest here. Justin Trudeau is not exactly the most intelligent guy in Ottawa. Nice hair, good looking, cute smile, famous and clever dad, “interesting” mum, but he’s not likely to be passing any...

A hateful paradox: Queers Against Israeli Apartheid oppose what is really the bitter truth.

A homophobe writes, so to speak. Actually I don’t hate anyone, and I’ve not been frightened of, or intimidated by, much since working in Belfast and the West Bank. But because I oppose same-sex marriage...

Not sorry enough: Cops’ apology to humiliated dad falls short

The name Jesse Sansone may not register with most readers, but how about the Crayon Dad? This was the 26-year-old man who earlier this year in Kitchener, Ontario, was handcuffed, arrested, and strip-searched by the...

Church can’t be bullied into accepting homosexuality

So it’s happened. In a sordid attempt to deflect from scandals and mismanagement, the Liberal government of Ontario has told the Catholic school system it has to do what it’s told, not be Catholic and...

Michael Coren: Canada’s NDP unfriendly to Israel

It was only fitting that Israeli president and elder statesman, Shimon Peres, should visit Canada and thank this country for its support of the Jewish state, and by extension its support for democracy and...

Blacklisted by the CBC

By Michael Coren Last Thursday evening, I received the following e-mail from a CBC researcher/ producer named Ghazala Malik: “I am mailing you from CBC News Sunday—hosted by Evan Solomon and Carole MacNeil. I was...