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Remembering Rex Murphy: Prolific Canadian Journalist Passes Away at 77

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Renowned Canadian journalist and pundit, Rex Murphy, whose eloquence and strong opinions resonated across Canadian media for decades, has passed away at the age of 77, as reported by the National Post.

Mark Critch, the Newfoundland comedian, shared fond memories of Murphy with CBC News, reminiscing about their shared upbringing in Newfoundland and Murphy’s influential presence on both radio and television.

Starting his educational journey at Memorial University before pursuing a Rhodes Scholarship at Oxford University, Murphy’s distinguished career spanned contributions to reputable media outlets like CBC, The Globe and Mail, and National Post.

Kevin Libin, a veteran editor who worked closely with Murphy at Postmedia, highlighted the unwavering certainty and precision in Murphy’s writing, a trait that defined his impactful presence in Canadian journalism.

Rex Murphy’s viewpoints often sparked debate and criticism, particularly regarding his stance on the oil industry, federal politics under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau‘s leadership, and his vocal opposition to progressive movements like ‘wokeism’.

Former Prime Minister Stephen Harper paid tribute to Murphy’s intellect and fearless approach to journalism, recognizing him as one of the country’s brightest journalistic minds.

Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey expressed the province’s collective mourning over the loss of Murphy, acknowledging his unparalleled wit and mastery of words that left an indelible mark on Canadian media.

With contributions from renowned figures like Mark Critch, Kevin Libin, Stephen Harper, and Andrew Furey, Rex Murphy’s legacy as a distinguished Canadian journalist endures, embodying a blend of eloquence, controversy, and unapologetic opinion in the media landscape.

Rachel Adams

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