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In ‘backdoor socialism’ we trust?

In ‘backdoor socialism’ we trust?

OTTAWA—Seems like I just dislodged myself enough from Candice Bergen’s socialist backdoor to realize that something just shifted in Canadian politics—and not soon enough. Late Monday night, CBC reported that the Liberals and the NDP entered into a supply and...

When keeping it (performatively) real goes wrong

When keeping it (performatively) real goes wrong

Deleted Chrystia Freeland TweetOTTAWA—As I sit here writing this column on the third anniversary of the massacre in Christchurch, New Zealand—driven by Islamophobic, white supremacist ideology—it’s come to my attention how far we’ve fallen as western societies....

We need to talk about Azov

We need to talk about Azov

OTTAWA—I didn’t want to write about this topic, but every time I try to get out, white supremacy just pulls me back in.  There has been a lot of Russian disinformation accompanying their invasion of Ukraine, an accoutrement to the ground war. Russia’s pretext to the...

Amid the tide of whitelash, we remain unmoored

Amid the tide of whitelash, we remain unmoored

OTTAWA—#MakeOttawaBoringAgain is closer to a reality after a weekend of arrests and removals of convoy occupiers. Only, we didn’t win anything. In fact, we lost.  We are lost.  As the waters recede, what is left is a white supremacist, authoritarian movement that has...

Emergencies Act invocation sets a dangerous precedent

Emergencies Act invocation sets a dangerous precedent

OTTAWA—I listened to Ram Ranch by Grant MacDonald, so you don’t have to. When our leaders tapped out of this occupation, it became the swan song for a resistance that is brewing in Ottawa that preceded the Trudeau government’s invocation of the Emergencies Act.  On...