Trudeau’s government will fund groups that spew anti-Semitic hate–but not churches that help the poor

By Jonathon Van Maren The Liberal decision to insert an ideological purity test into the Canada Summer Jobs Program continues to dog them, as this exchange in the House of Commons a week ago highlights beautifully: Hon. Candice Bergen (Portage—Lisgar, CPC):  Mr. Speaker, last Saturday, in downtown Toronto in what can only be described as…

Justin Trudeau still thinks he’s running against Stephen Harper

By Jonathon Van Maren So last Saturday, the Liberals held their convention, with the apparent highlight being a speech by Justin Trudeau described by various news outlets as “stinging” and “blistering” in its criticism of Andrew Scheer and the Conservative Party. Here’s how Global News described the speech: Justin Trudeau unleashed a blistering attack on Andrew Scheer and…

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…

What the media tells us

By Jonathon Van Maren Nearly half a dozen times in the last month, I have seen media stories say precisely the opposite thing, about precisely the same event. This time around, it was a reporter from TIME magazine getting choke-slammed by a member of Donald Trump’s Secret Service detail, which most of the media is…