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Trudeau is seen speaking, wearing a suit.
Trudeau is seen speaking, wearing a suit.

How Trudeau Botched the Trucker Protests Response

The Canadian prime minister’s low-profile approach harmed confidence in his leadership at home and abroad.

People walk near Parliament Hill past the remains of a truck blockade in Ottawa, Ontario.
People walk near Parliament Hill past the remains of a truck blockade in Ottawa, Ontario.

Canada Is Wondering What Exactly Emergencies Are

After protests are forcibly ended, questions remain about government power.

Ones and Tooze Override Photo
Ones and Tooze Override Photo

Ones and Tooze Podcast: How a Group of Truckers Found Canada’s Chokepoint

A quarter of all goods traded between the United States and Canada are transported across one bridge.

A Confederate flag with a truck painted on top of it is shown in front of Canada's Parliament near a sign that says "WE the FRINGE."
A Confederate flag with a truck painted on top of it is shown in front of Canada's Parliament near a sign that says "WE the FRINGE."

Why Are Canadian Protesters Flying Confederate Flags?

How the Canadian trucker protests became a big-tent rally of Canada’s growing far-right.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, 
Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks at the U.N. Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, Scotland, on Nov. 1, 2021.

How to Make a Carbon Club Work

The Canadian system is a promising—and politically palatable—prototype for other large emitters.

President Joe Biden speaks in a virtual meeting with Canadian counterparts.
President Joe Biden speaks in a virtual meeting with Canadian counterparts.

Fear and Hand-Wringing in Halifax

Almost a year into the Biden administration, U.S. allies are still grappling with shaken confidence and unease.

Cars line up to cross the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 7, 2021, ahead of the United States reopening its land borders to foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19, almost 20 months after they were closed. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images
Cars line up to cross the U.S. border in Tijuana, Mexico, on Nov. 7, 2021, ahead of the United States reopening its land borders to foreigners vaccinated against COVID-19, almost 20 months after they were closed. GUILLERMO ARIAS/AFP via Getty Images

Who Lost North America?

The project of a stronger, more united continent is on life support. It’s time for a new vision.

An art installation feature the phrase #ImmigrantsAreEssential in large white letters sits on the grass of the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background.
An art installation feature the phrase #ImmigrantsAreEssential in large white letters sits on the grass of the National Mall with the U.S. Capitol in the background.

Who Will Win the Global War for Talent?

After the Great Lockdown will come the next Great Migration.

Meng Wanzhou dressed in a red dress waves as she steps out of a plane with a Chinese flag on the side of it.
Meng Wanzhou dressed in a red dress waves as she steps out of a plane with a Chinese flag on the side of it.

Another Win for China’s Hostage Diplomacy

A yearslong diplomatic dispute between China and the West has finally ended.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (center) delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on Sept. 21.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (center) delivers his victory speech after general elections at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on Sept. 21.

A Tired Canada Votes In a Listless Trudeau

Prospects for change are far off after an election that changed almost nothing.

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to other speakers during a campaign event.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau listens to other speakers during a campaign event.
International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York
International terminal at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York

America’s Pandemic Travel Bans No Longer Make Sense

A thoughtless, unscientific policy of closed borders—even to vaccinated travelers—does a little more damage every day.

Miles Thompson plays lacrosse
Miles Thompson plays lacrosse

Gaming the State System

Can the Haudenosaunee Confederacy become the first Indigenous nation to secure an Olympic berth?

Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto
Empty security gates to the U.S. check-in area at Pearson International Airport in Toronto

As Europe Reopens for Travel, North America Is Staying Shut

Scientists say it’s safe for vaccinated people to travel, but the politics of fear is keeping borders closed.

A cardboard cutout of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is used at a protest.
A cardboard cutout of Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is used at a protest.

The Myth of a Green Canada

Is Trudeau too tied to oil and gas to put Canada on a progressive environmentalist course?

An oil facility pumps smoke.
An oil facility pumps smoke.

Alberta’s Petrostate Propaganda Has Turned Conspiratorial

The pro-oil movement is increasingly straying into conspiracy theory.

Members of the Proud Boys
Members of the Proud Boys

Canada Says the Proud Boys Are a Terrorist Group

The listing of the far-right organization raises serious civil liberties questions.

First Nations activists and allies blocked an intersection in Toronto on Oct. 23, calling on the Canadian government to uphold treaty rights, respect Indigenous sovereignty across the nation, and protect Indigenous land defenders.
First Nations activists and allies blocked an intersection in Toronto on Oct. 23, calling on the Canadian government to uphold treaty rights, respect Indigenous sovereignty across the nation, and protect Indigenous land defenders.

2020 Was the Year of Indigenous Activism in Canada

It’s time for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to become a more ardent defender of Indigenous interests.

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