About

Founded in 2007 as a print and online publication, C2C Journal is now primarily an online magazine publishing original commentaries, stories, reviews and investigative reports. Aimed at a national Canadian audience of readers interested in fresh ideas and quality writing about current political, cultural and economic issues, C2C specializes in longer form journalism that provides more substance than most mainstream news products and is more engaging than most academic journals.

C2C’s unabashed bias is in favour of free markets, democratic governance and individual liberty. We strive for balance, fairness and accuracy in our reporting and commentary. Our mission is to explore and develop “Ideas that Lead” by encouraging writers to push boundaries, challenge orthodoxies and advance arguments rooted in the values and principles of classical liberalism and western civilization.

C2C is particularly dedicated to the discovery and development of new, young writers and invites anyone interested in writing for the magazine to visit our Submissions page.

 

Current Advisory Board

  • Paul Bunner is the editor of C2C Journal. He is a longtime journalist and sometime speechwriter for numerous federal, provincial and municipal political leaders, including former Prime Minister Stephen Harper. He is also an active member of several little platoons in his home city of Edmonton.

  • Peter McCaffrey is the Director of Research at the Manning Centre, where he oversees the development of research, education, ideas, and public policy. He is a regular feature in a wide variety of local and nationwide media, including TV, radio, and print, on topics as diverse as municipal finance and transparency, taxi regulation, liquor laws, environmental regulation, economic policy, drug reform, and technology.

  • Ian Brodie is Graduate Program Director at the Centre for Military, Strategic and Security Studies at the University of Calgary and associate professor of political science.  Prior to joining the U of C, Brodie was a Strategic Advisor at the Inter-American Development Bank and, prior to that, Chief of Staff to Canada’s former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper.

    An academic by training, Brodie is a graduate of McGill University and the University of Calgary.  He is the author of Friends of the Court and many academic articles.  He has received the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal, the Governor General’s Gold Medal, the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship, the Killam Scholarship and the Ralph Steinhauer Award of Merit.  He was associate professor of Political Science at the University of Western Ontario from 1997-2002 and a Visiting Fellow at the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada in 2009.

    Brodie is a director of the Canada Health Infoway and the Institute for Research on Public Policy.  He is a member of the advisory board of the Canadian Global Affairs Institute and the Program Committee of the Halifax International Security Forum.  He serves as a Senior Fellow of the Atlantic Institute of Market Studies and the Editorial Advisory Board of C2C Journal.

  • Kathleen Welsch is C2C Journal’s Associate Editor responsible for illustration, production editing and web posting. Kathleen is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Calgary and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in International Business.

  • Andrea Mrozek has a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Toronto, and is Program Director at Cardus Family. Andrea writes and speaks about education, child care, women’s issues and how family life affects the economy, and vice versa. Andrea’s opinion pieces have appeared in the National Post, Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette, Toronto Sun and the Ottawa Citizen and she is frequently on TV and radio stations across Canada. In 2008, she launched the first exclusively female pro-life voice website in Canada with a team of bloggers at ProWomanProLife.org. She has been an intern at the Fraser Institute and Toronto Life magazine. Born in Toronto, Andrea now calls Ottawa home.