I'm a creative writer, historian, and political analyst. Currently working on a memoir about hate crimes in Canada.
While it's undeniable that some conservative politicians have found themselves in hot water over inappropriate statements, a disturbing trend is emerging: one that uses a broad brush to paint conservatives as racists— and racism as a form of conservatism — while ignoring the issue in other parties.
It’s not up to Canadians – or to the opposition, either – to determine whether the Prime Minister should resign, or whether Jody Wilson-Raybould or Jane Philpott, who resigned from their cabinet posts, should leave the Liberal caucus. And to believe otherwise would lay bare a lack of understanding of how Canada’s democracy works.
If constituents, influenced by the populist rhetoric around the world, clamour loud enough to their representatives, some politicians might feel emboldened to push back at “team-first” messages that are really in the interests of party brass, rather than the people
The Conservatives' failure to draw a line in the sand between legitimate grievances about the oil and gas industry and illegitimate grievances about immigrants, Muslims and minorities will ultimately hamper the party's ability to reconnect with voters in diverse urban and suburban communities across the country
I struggled to maintain ownership of my story and respect my boundaries...often wondering whether this experience was severe enough to warrant a story worthy of being read
These women showed me how to love and care for myself—the only way a Black woman could.
With frustrations toward police violence mounting across Canada – particularly in cities such as Toronto and Montreal that have seen many high-profile police killings – building greater trust between police and the communities they serve and ensuring public safety would be beneficial.
For the sake of stability and an election driven by actual civic issues, Ontario needs to delay the voting for Toronto city council. Here’s how
While many of his measures are in line with the values he espoused during the campaign, one of his latest moves — postponing the new police oversight reforms — flies in the face of true conservative values.
For some, university is a finishing school. For others, it's an avenue for social justice
As long as we continue to view gun ownership as a suspicious and criminal act, an approach that centres on law enforcement will always seem the most responsible.
Social disconnect, reductive partisanship and simple bias are infecting how Canadian voters view politicians with opposing political views.