Matt Gurney is a print and broadcast journalist based in Toronto. Born in that city, he grew up in its suburbs, listening to its talk-radio and fuming about the TTC. A military historian by education, Matt’s first big break in media came at the National Post, where he began writing in 2007. He inexplicably rose through the ranks there, ending his newspaper days as editor of the Post’s Comment pages and a national columnist, but never did get to write the blow-by-blow take down of 28 Weeks Later he’d always intended to. He has hosted news-focused radio programs on CJAD, CFRB and on SiriusXM’s Canada Talks channel, and has offered commentary on all the major Canadian television networks (and a few smaller ones). He credits all his success to hard work, good looks and judicious use of a time machine.
He and his wife live with their two children in Toronto. If Matt had time for hobbies, they would include reading and writing novels, consuming historical non-fiction, enjoying bad movies about the end of the world and obsessively playing the “Civilization” franchise of computer games. But since he doesn’t have that time, he’ll settle for a cold beer and 20 undisturbed minutes to watch some Netflix or maybe just stare out into space. He doesn’t play an instrument and sort of regrets that.
The Exchange with Matt Gurney airs weekdays on 640 Toronto from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Canadians need fair and accurate information in the discussion on gun control, Matt Gurney says. ‘That has to start with our news media giving the public the real story.’ Continue reading →
The response to Sunday’s shooting in Toronto is a mixture of wonderful and stupid. Sadly, the stupid will outlast the wonderful, Matt Gurney says. Continue reading →
Changing one’s position because of partisan political preference isn’t anything new — and it’s something Matt Gurney says we’ve been seeing a lot of in Canada of late. Continue reading →
A well-maintained residence for a prime minister is an investment in Canada, not a frill for the temporary occupant, Matt Gurney says. Continue reading →
Since we haven’t gotten our act together, like it or not, we are almost entirely dependent on the United States. That’s a bad place to be when a country is locked in a testy trade dispute with its benefactor. Continue reading →
The Liberals, and Kathleen Wynne herself, drove Ontarians away not through their failures, but their inability to admit to those failures, Matt Gurney says. Continue reading →
On the cusp of the election, Matt Gurney says Doug Ford has responded well to a sudden estate lawsuit involving his family. ‘In a weird way, it may actually help.’ Continue reading →
Global News commentator Matt Gurney gets the Global News political panel’s reaction to Kathleen Wynne’s announcement that she won’t win the election. Continue reading →
Global News commentator Matt Gurney gets the political panel’s assessment of the final Ontario election televised debate. Continue reading →
A recording that appears to capture Doug Ford offering up free PC party memberships in a nomination race may seem sketchy, but Matt Gurney says it won’t help the Liberals a bit. Continue reading →
Matt Gurney hosts a talk from supporters of all three parties as they discuss the fortunes and falls of the Progressive Conservatives, Liberals and NDP from the last 10 days. Continue reading →
The Middle East is complicated but some problems have solutions, Matt Gurney says. ‘If Hamas keeps people back from the border, no one else has to die.’ Continue reading →
There are a lot of crappy parts to being a journalist, Matt Gurney says. But every now and then, along comes a moment that’s ‘enough to make all crap worth it.’ Continue reading →
Toronto’s calm reaction to the van attack might be the byproduct of years spent knowing this day would eventually come, Matt Gurney says. Continue reading →
Matt Gurney says there is no real value, and plenty of risk, in Kathleen Wynne’s move to drag U.S. President Donald Trump into Ontario’s politics. Continue reading →