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.…