What a Mess

The Canadian government announced today the details of its settlement agreement with Omar Khadr. Khadr, born in Toronto, was held in Guantanomo Bay for 10 years after he plead guilty to murder and war crimes in the killing of an American medic, Christopher Speer. Khadr received an official apology and $10.5 million in compensation. There, that's the easy part...

Master of None

Last week, Canada articulated its new foreign policy framework. On Tuesday, Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland discussed Canada's role in a world where the United States is no longer reliable as a global leader. First, she emphasized that Canada had a role to play, something that is only necessary in as self-conscious a state as Canada...

An Ode to David Frum or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Right

One of the common laments around the Paas-Lang household since 2016 is that Donald Trump has forced us to agree with people like David Frum. A Canadian transplant to the land of the free, Frum is a former speechwriter for George W. Bush and is currently a senior editor at The Atlantic...

A New Old Hope

On Saturday, federal Conservatives elected a new leader: Andrew Scheer, the MP representing Regina-Qu'Apelle. The victory was a stunning turn in a race that had been dominated from the beginning by Maxime Bernier, who after the withdrawal of Kevin O'Leary was considered the heavy favourite going into this weekend's convention...