Rex Murphy, a dominant pundit on the right in Canada, dies at 77

In newspaper columns and on radio and TV, he was his country’s 'premier provocateur, gaining a wide audience for his conservative attacks on liberals and environmentalist


Rex Murphy, a Canadian newspaper, radio and television commentator who delighted his country’s conservatives with sharp attacks on environmentalists, liberal politicians and what he called their “woke politics,” died on May 9 in Toronto. He was 77.

His death, from cancer, was announced on the front page of The National Post, the widely read daily newspaper for which he wrote a column, one of several he had over the years in Canadian papers, including The Globe and Mail in Toronto. His editor at The National Post, Kevin Libin, said Mr. Murphy died in a hospital.

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