Our Top Weekend Reads
Russia is consolidating its foothold in Georgia, Canada’s new brand of populism, and China’s repression of the Uighurs is a genocide.
Populism Isn’t Always Xenophobic. Just Ask Ontario’s Premier.
Doug Ford is challenging conventional wisdom by utilizing a more inclusive and malleable brand of populism. And it’s working for him.
U.S. Preparing to Suspend Extradition Treaty With Hong Kong
The looming decision, following China’s imposition of a new security law for the former colony, could be a prelude to even tougher U.S. actions against Beijing.
QAnon’s Madness Is Turning Canadians Into Potential Assassins
The sprawling conspiracy theory has mutated across borders.
From India, Islamophobia Goes Global
Hindu nationalism has helped spread a distinct brand of anti-Islam around the world, and famously multicultural Canada may have a problem on its hands.
Facing Trump, Putin, and Xi, London Needs Old Allies for New Ideas
A “C-3” of Canada, Australia, and the U.K. is the right group to stand up to authoritarian aggression.
How Canadian Bureaucracy Botched a Critical Ebola Treatment
A Chinese Canadian researcher’s breakthrough could have saved thousands of lives.
Bullied by Beijing, America’s Closest Allies Regret Saying ‘Yes’ to China
China was winning over the innermost circle of U.S. allies. Now it’s driving them away.
Incels Are Radicalized and Dangerous. But Are They Terrorists?
Canada is searching for new frameworks to tackle ideological violence.
Canada May Host the World’s First Incel Show Trial
There’s plenty of reason to doubt a misogynist murderer deserves to be prosecuted as a terrorist.
Canada’s Gun Laws Are Only as Good as Its Neighbor’s
The country’s worst mass shooting in decades shows that U.S.-sourced weapons still pose a problem, even if Trudeau tightens regulations.
How Canada Got Tough on Guns
Within weeks of a mass shooting, the Canadian government passed a ban on assault-style weapons despite widespread firearms ownership and vocal gun rights groups.
Albertan Officials Are Using Orwellian Methods to Protect Oil and Gas
As its energy industry comes under threat, the oil-rich province is taking aim at environmental activists.
Coronavirus Conspiracies Give Boost to Canada’s Far-Right
Anti-Chinese sentiment and a public health backlash have vaulted Hong Kong-born Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam into the firing line for Canada’s extremists.
Key U.S. Allies Skeptical of Trump’s Coronavirus Lab Leak Claims
Five Eyes members and intelligence analysts push back against attempts to pin the virus on Chinese biosafety mistakes.
The Pandemic Is Slicing Away Indigenous Sovereignty in Canada
The Wet’suwet’en ended pipeline protests for safety’s sake, but the police aren’t following the rules.
In Canada, Patience Wearing Thin Over Trump’s Antics
A threat to militarize the border and attempts to hold up lifesaving medical supplies have roiled the calmest of countries.