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J.J. McCullough, a political commentator and cartoonist from Vancouver.
Canada's Conservatives must engage with the large number of Canadians who hold tougher views than themselves.
Canadian politicians keep their sanctimony levels high, knowing the value of moralizing about saving the planet remains too useful to be humbled by grim geopolitical realities.
Even as Canada enters its fourth year of Liberal rule, Harperites still promote a controlled narrative that’s not terribly different from the one spouted by Trudeau’s Liberals.
The enormous backlash against Ford's measures reminds just how ferociously bilingualism’s defenders will react to any suggestion their favored policy should be judged with something as crass as numbers.
The current obsession with reform only reveals something about who has the most to gain from it.
When Trump and Republicans prioritize the importance of judges and immigration, they’re asking voters to consider fundamental questions about the character of their country.
As with all hierarchies, the rainbow coalition of Canadian liberalism can only work so long as there exists internal agreement regarding the wisdom of its power imbalances.
These mass-pardons are rooted in a forgivable empathy, however.
Legalization has left Canadians with little certainty about what is actually going to be different in the coming months.