The conservative undercurrent in Canadian storytelling

By Jonathon Van Maren Ever since Margaret Atwood’s novel A Handmaid’s Tale has been turned into a much-acclaimed TV miniseries depicting a dystopia run by “Christians” who obviously know nothing about Christianity (which doesn’t get noticed, because TV critics know nothing about Christianity, either), Canadian literature has suddenly been a far hotter topic than usual.…

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Pierre Lemieux’s leadership campaign was a huge step forward for so-cons

By Jonathon Van Maren After more than a decade of being forced to the fringe of the Conservative Party of Canada under the leadership of Stephen Harper, social conservatives are displaying their strength, numbers, and dedication—and nowhere has it been more noticed than the Conservative Leadership Race. Maxime Bernier directly contradicted the Harper line and…

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Toronto Life Magazine takes a close look at Canada’s emerging euthanasia regime

By Jonathon Van Maren In the first in-depth essay article on what killing in Canada is like—“How to End a Life”–Toronto Life Magazine has given us a fascinating and stomach-turning look into the world of medical practitioners trained to save lives but now tasked with ending them. Nicholas Hune-Brown, the author of the essay, clearly…

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