Canada

The Opposite of Junk

The Opposite of Junk

A dozen journals left to us by my wife’s Scottish grandmother were destined for the recycling bin—until we took a look at what was inside.

Herman Goodden
Herman Goodden
11 min read
Scotland
The Case Against Hate-Speech Laws: a Canadian Perspective

The Case Against Hate-Speech Laws: a Canadian Perspective

It is not science fiction to imagine that Section 319 and other as-yet-undrafted Canadian “anti-hate” laws will metastasize.

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
5 min read
Free Speech
Canada’s Racial Balkanization

Canada’s Racial Balkanization

With their newfound fixation on race and bloodline, Canada’s WASP elites are channelling a mindset that I thought I’d left behind in the former Yugoslavia.

Lydia Perović
Lydia Perović
8 min read
Indigenous History
The Ottawa Trucker Protest Was Disruptive. The Hysterical Reaction to It Was Worse

The Ottawa Trucker Protest Was Disruptive. The Hysterical Reaction to It Was Worse

In some cases, drawing the line between permissible and impermissible forms of public protest can be difficult. But the Canadian “Freedom Convoy” that occupied downtown Ottawa until Sunday wasn’t one of those cases. Thousands of anti-vaccine-mandate protesters, many of them driving trucks, took over a large portion of Canada’

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
11 min read
Canada
Next Year in Simla: Thirty years After Its Defeat, the Khalistan Movement Fights on in Cyberspace

Next Year in Simla: Thirty years After Its Defeat, the Khalistan Movement Fights on in Cyberspace

The death threats have definitely gone upscale. Fifteen years ago, they were quite uncouth. As one put it: “time to find out where Milewski lives and put his head on a stick.” ­Over time, though, they’ve become a little more polished. Okay, the little gun needs no translation. But

Terry Milewski
Terry Milewski
18 min read
India
‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

‘We Never Looked Back’: Ruth Wisse on the Jewish Refugees Who Built New Lives in Montreal

After their flight from Egypt, the children of Israel are doomed to spend 40 years in the desert: it takes that long for the whining and backsliding rabble to begin its transformation into a liberated people. The Bible seems to mock their trek from one watering hole to another as

Ruth R. Wisse
Ruth R. Wisse
14 min read
Judaism
History Lessons from the Toronto Mob Targeting a 19th-Century Gay Icon

History Lessons from the Toronto Mob Targeting a 19th-Century Gay Icon

In 1793, Alexander Wood emigrated from Scotland to Upper Canada at the age of 21. Within seven years, he had become one of the most successful merchants in York (which eventually would grow into Toronto), a lieutenant in its militia, and a magistrate. He would eventually serve as an acting

Allan Stratton
Allan Stratton
15 min read
Art and Culture
Confession and Conspiracism in the Church of Social Justice

Confession and Conspiracism in the Church of Social Justice

“Indigenous peoples have been stewards of this planet since time immemorial,” tweeted Canadian Environment Minister Steven Guilbeault from the Glasgow Climate Change Conference earlier this month. “The fight against climate change is not possible without their knowledge and leadership.” It was an odd thing to post. In recent years, many

Jonathan Kay
Jonathan Kay
15 min read
Activism