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The colonialist experiment is flagging

The colonialist experiment is flagging

OTTAWA—Imagine waking up in the morning, washing your face (assuming you bathed the night before), brushing your teeth, getting dressed for the work day and tweeting this:  “As we approach Canada Day and potential protests in Ottawa…everyone actually agrees on...

Liberals on collision course to entrench anti-Blackness

Liberals on collision course to entrench anti-Blackness

OTTAWA—Do the Liberals choose their cabinet through varying degrees of anti-Blackness, or is that just a bonus they throw in? Given that the Toronto Police Service recently gave an apology for their systemic anti-Black racism, reporters should be asking Bill Blair...

The fly in the ointment of Bill C-11

The fly in the ointment of Bill C-11

OTTAWA—Is there a bill that Pablo Rodriguez has not mashed up? One would think his second time around as Heritage minister—as well as watching his colleague, Steven Guilbeault, be reduced to a political punchline after his stint at Heritage—would give him a clue. ...

Long live the king: content

Long live the king: content

OTTAWA—We need to talk about earned media and the insidious ways in which legacy and digital media platforms individuals. It’s one of the ways former U.S. president Donald Trump received wall-to-wall media coverage in the run-up to the 2016 election and throughout his...

The complicated calculus of calling the cops

The complicated calculus of calling the cops

OTTAWA—Last weekend, my friend ran a half-marathon in the Ottawa Race Weekend, coming in at just under 2:15.00. Well done. We went to Lieutenant’s Pump for drinks on the patio with some other friends. About an hour in, a large, imposing white man stood a few feet from...

Political bodies, our choice

Political bodies, our choice

OTTAWA—Under his eye, indeed. Across the border, Republicans and conservatives alike are remaking the United States in the image of the Republic of Gilead. On Monday night, Politico broke the story of the year so far, which is that the Supreme Court of the United...

As the Conservative Party goes full MAGA, we all lose

As the Conservative Party goes full MAGA, we all lose

OTTAWA—The Conservatives have removed their patina of integrity and propriety to go full MAGA. Finally. They’ve been swirling around this bowl for a while. If former Conservative leader Erin O’Toole, who infamously defended the residential school system, was their...