According to the NDP, the union, and the media, parents who disagree with them are unfit

By Jonathon Van Maren The commentary surrounding the decision of Ontario’s Progressive Conservative government to respond to parental requests and repeal former Kathleen Wynne’s radical sex education curriculum has been predictably infuriating. First, there is NDP leader Andrea Horwath (who has been spurned by the voters of Ontario in her attempts to become premier many…

Canadian Muslims are taking their daughters overseas for genital mutilation

By Jonathon Van Maren This story is truly disturbing—and from the Toronto Star, no less: Thousands of Canadian girls are at risk of female genital mutilation, government officials believe. And some are being taken overseas to have the dangerous procedure done — an illegal act known as “vacation cutting.” Officials from the federal government’s Global…

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.…