Sandro Contenta writes a weekly column on Canada for GlobalPost. Contenta has been a staff reporter with the Toronto Star, Canada’s biggest circulation daily since 1981. In 1998, he was appointed its Middle East bureau chief, covered the second Palestinian intifada and reported regularly from Iran, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq. In 2002, Contenta was appointed the paper’s London-based, European bureau chief and wrote extensively about the challenges the continent faces integrating its largely marginalized Muslim population. He has covered wars in Kosovo, Iraq and Lebanon, conflicts in Yemen, and bloodless revolutions in Ukraine and Georgia. As the Star’s Montreal correspondent throughout the 1990s, he covered Quebec’s separatist movement and the 1995 referendum that almost triggered the breakup of Canada. A former education beat reporter, Contenta is the author of the book, "Rituals of Failure: What Schools Really Teach."
A graft probe and a string of killings in Quebec’s biggest city are exposing deep mob connections
by Sandro Contenta, GlobalPost | Nov 10, 2012
Environmental group seeks justice in court for millions of birds slamming into mirrored towers.
by Sandro Contenta, GlobalPost | Apr 11, 2012
Canadians fought off the U.S. once. But are the Americans making incursions again?
by Sandro Contenta, GlobalPost | Oct 13, 2011
Ontario court case could make prostitution and brothels legal.
by Sandro Contenta, GlobalPost | Jun 15, 2011
In Canadian election, prime minister candidates believe they can score points by warning against what they describe as America's Wild West culture.
by Sandro Contenta, GlobalPost | Apr 15, 2011
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