Canada

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 11:50

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

Justin Trudeau takes his Captain Snowflake act to India

24 February 2018 17:21

If your week was less than fun, spare a thought for Justin Trudeau. The Canadian Prime Minister’s seven-day visit to…

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…

The Project Fear backtracking isn’t over yet

26 October 2016 17:33

Another day, another backtracking in the doom-laden predictions of what would happen as a result of a vote for Brexit.…

Does Justin Trudeau realise how desperate his China love-in looks?

6 September 2016 17:29

Whatever the reason behind Obama not getting the red carpet treatment in Hangzhou, there’s one leader who was guaranteed it:…

How can we reassure other countries that Brexit isn’t a victory for ‘Little Britain’? Howard Drake has the answer

27 June 2016 14:25

Reassuring other countries that Brexit doesn’t mean Britain is hauling up the drawbridge is vital for ensuring the UK continues…

The wunderkind disappoints – but Cassel may take Best Actor: Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World reviewed

20 May 2016 17:36

‘This day fucking sucks,’ remark several characters over the course of Xavier Dolan’s It’s Only the End of the World. It’s hard…

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…

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…

So what if the Canadian terror attacks are blowback?

23 October 2014 17:56

Anti-NSA crusader Glenn Greenwald published an article on Wednesday morning where he explained that the recent murder of a Canadian…

Why would jihadi terrorists attack Canada? Better to ask: why not?

23 October 2014 12:32

The attacks in Canada probably seem non-sensical to some people. After all, much of the press and political class in…

The Spectator at war: The Canadians are coming

13 October 2014 8:30

From The Spectator, 17 October 1914: To all British people here and overseas by far the most delightful news of…

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…

Playing down Australia and New Zealand’s role in the Great War is shameful

10 January 2014 16:08

Back in the 1950s my grandmother wrote her memoirs of childhood in Edwardian London, a story that ends in the…

Rob Ford: a ‘role model for down and out kids’

14 November 2013 17:22

Attentive Spectator readers will recall Leah McClaren’s takedown of Rob Ford, the…err…shall we say embattled Mayor of Toronto. At the…

The creepy cult of Mark Carney

13 August 2013 12:10

Of all the qualities one hopes for in a Bank of England Governor – a brilliant mind, the courage to…

Worthwhile Canadian Immigration Initiative - Spectator Blogs

25 January 2013 9:48

Reihan Salam highlights the latest pro-immigration move by Stephen Harper’s Canadian government: Canada is looking to poach Silicon Valley’s intrepid…

Vivat Regina

10 June 2012 17:00

This article appears in the latest issue of Spectator Australia. We thought that CoffeeHousers would like to read it. The…

Three Cheers for Canada

2 May 2012 12:18

And for Honduras too. Ottawa and Tegucicalpa are considering founding a Charter City in Honduras. As Paul Romer – the…

10% of Voters Will Agree With Anything (Except for the Canadian Question)

21 February 2012 13:37

Almost no belief is so barmy it can’t win the approval of at least one in ten voters. The problem…