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As Senior Columnist for Maclean's magazine, Paul Wells is one of Canada's foremost political commentators.
Fresh, funny and authoritative, he was hailed by Mordecai Richler as "a columnist for whom I have the highest regard" and by Robert Fulford as "a first-class Ottawa reporter." His first book, Right Side Up: The Fall of Paul Martin and the Rise of Stephen Harper's New Conservatism was a national bestseller. He has written for Time magazine, the National Post, La Presse and the Literary Review of Canada. His blog, "Inkless Wells", is required reading in Ottawa and wherever people spend too much time worrying about politics. A veteran television and radio commentator whose insights have educated and entertained audiences in French and English, Wells recently returned from a year in Paris as Maclean's Europe correspondent, where he reported from Germany, Poland, the UK, Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Born in Sarnia, Ontario, Paul studied at the University of Western Ontario and the Institut d'Etudes politiques de Paris. He is on the Advisory Committee of the new Glendon School of Public Affairs and is a Fellow of the new School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto.