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Coren moved from Britain to Canada in 1987 where he has since enjoyed success in numerous forms of media. For several years, he was a weekly columnist for Frank Magazine and then The Globe and Mail, Canada's most read national newspaper, before he began syndicating columns for the Financial Post and Sun Media in 1995.
He was also a prominent broadcaster, hosting a political debate series on TVOntario with Irshad Manji. In 1995, he began an evening talk show on CFRB radio. In 1999, Coren moved to Talk 640 for an unsuccessful stint as the morning man at radio station, and subsequently returned to CFRB, he currently broadcasts from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM weekday nights.
Coren currently hosts The Michael Coren Show on CFRB, Michael Coren Live on Crossroads Television Services, and is regularly published in the Toronto Sun, The Presbyterian Record, The Christian Herald and The Western Standard. He is also a prominent public speaker, especially among churches, within Southern Ontario.
Never shying away from controversy, his debates are often lively and his articles politically charged. His most controversial opinions involve issues surrounding the role of Judeo-Christian ideals in Canadian political life. He has drawn heavy criticism from homosexual lobby groups for his staunch opposition to same-sex marriage. One article on the topic, published July 3, 2003, led to an email being circulated through the EGALE email list which called for harassment at Coren's home. He also drew harsh criticism from Pagan groups for an August 2, 2003 article in which he mocked the decision to allow tax-funded Wiccan chaplains to work in Canadian prisons.
Coren has a reputation as a social conservative, but he remains somewhat hard to label politically owing to his occasional socialist leanings, especially regarding wealth distribution and poverty. He is openly critical of the party system.
He cites Dr. Terry Winter as a spiritual influence. He is a pro-life activist.
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