Mathieu Vaillancourt

Meet France’s answer to Nigel Farage

24 April 2017 13:43

The success of Emmanuel Macron’s ‘En Marche’, a party which is barely a year old, has taken some by surprise.…

Would Donald Trump build a wall along the Canadian border?

8 November 2016 8:30

We’ve heard a lot about what a Trump victory tomorrow night means for Mexico, little of which seems good. He’s…

Jeremy Corbyn’s McDonald’s boycott shows he’s a terrible snob

19 April 2016 16:33

What has Jeremy Corbyn got against McDonald’s? He wants to block the fast-food chain from having an outlet at the Labour party conference, a…

Hillary Clinton is more responsible for Isis than Donald Trump

1 April 2016 12:59

Have you seen the internet meme which suggests that Donald Trump’s ‘divisive’ rhetoric helps Isis gather support and grow in size?…

Corsican nationalism is gaining strength. Could it soon cause problems for France?

14 December 2015 11:28

The second round of the French regional election was surprising in many ways. Surprising, because the strategy of the ‘Front…

Could Jeremy Corbyn do a Justin Trudeau?

21 October 2015 10:25

A few months back, Justin Trudeau looked like an unlikely candidate to be Canada’s next prime minister. But Canada’s Liberal Party…

I used to have Asperger’s. Now I’m autistic, according to ‘experts’. I don’t believe it

12 May 2015 20:00

Autism is being diagnosed all over the place right now. There’s been an explosion in the number of cases, we’re told. This…

Ottawans to jihadists: our city is stronger than ever

24 October 2014 13:29

I was born in Ottawa. I grew up in Ottawa. I studied in Ottawa. I work in Ottawa. Ottawa is…

The Tories should look to Canada for victory

1 March 2014 11:34

Is it really possible for the Tories to win a majority in 2015 after five years in government? Perhaps they…