Latest from J.J. McCullough

Canada’s media has found a new explanation for its covid crisis

As far as national narratives promoted by covid-19 go, it feels vastly more useful than what came prior.

January 13, 2022

Canadian intellectuals worry about the U.S. becoming a dictatorship. Maybe they should worry about Canada.

Any scenario in which the United States becomes a “right-wing dictatorship” will almost certainly be followed by Canada becoming a left-wing dictatorship in response.

January 6, 2022

Quebec’s religious headgear ban is at odds with Canadian liberal norms. Why are politicians afraid to say so?

The appeasement of Quebec should not be the highest purpose of Canadian politics.

January 3, 2022

Canada has strict gun laws. Why is Trudeau trying to soften enforcement?

Canada has arrived at a place of weird harmony between right and left.

December 21, 2021

In ditching monarchy, Barbados proves a role model for the world

The seamless nature of Barbados’s constitutional change is a reminder that monarchs are hardly irreplaceable in the modern age.

December 2, 2021

If Quebec can be a nation within Canada, why not Saskatchewan?

Across a host of metrics, Saskatchewan seems to be the true base of Canadian conservatism these days.

November 19, 2021

Quebec losing a seat in Canada’s parliament poses a dilemma for its political protectors

The national parliament can be counted on to move with maximum speed and sympathy whenever Quebec’s dignity is at stake.

November 9, 2021

Alberta has revived the fight for an elected Senate in Canada

Jason Kenney’s bluff-calling emerges from a democratic paradox.

October 25, 2021

Canada’s Conservatives seem determined to double down on Erin O’Toole’s failed strategy

O’Toole’s rise and survival do suggest the Conservative Party is powered by rather extreme cynicism these days.

October 8, 2021