The number of Mexican visitors to Canada claiming asylum from rising criminal violence in their home country is way up since the Trudeau government dropped the visa requirement in 2016. That move may have helped Canada-Mexico relations, writes Greg Purdy, but it puts Canadian security at grave risk.

CURRENT NEWS AND IDEAS

Does the West Want Out?

Blocking pipelines to “phase out” energy production from Alberta’s oilsands has nothing to do with saving the planet. It’s about Eastern Canada screwing the West to take the Rest. Always has been, always will be, unless…

Canada’s Mexican Migrant Problem

The number of Mexican visitors to Canada claiming asylum from rising criminal violence in their home country is way up since the Trudeau government dropped the visa requirement in 2016. That move may have helped Canada-Mexico relations, writes Greg Purdy, but it puts Canadian security at grave risk.

How to Take Back the Charter

For better or worse, Canada is stuck with the Charter of Rights. But it’s not stuck with the “Court Party” that uses it to usurp parliamentary democracy and push the progressive agenda. Benjamin Woodfinden proposes a conservative originalist movement to challenge today’s orthodoxy.

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If you liked Duffy and Gomeshi, you’re gonna love this

Oh man, what a movie this is going to be. It’s got money, power, and political intrigue. The central characters include a top-rank naval commander facing de facto treason charges and a criminal defence lawyer who’s so good she even got Jian Gomeshi off. They’re up against some big dogs in the Liberal cabinet, including PMJT himself, over a scandal about procuring…a ship. And the climax is set to occur in the middle of next year’s election campaign! Paul Stanway reports.

Welcome back from jihad

We know for sure that well over a 100 Canadians have served with Islamist terrorist groups overseas. We know that at least 60 have come home. And we know that exactly one has been convicted and jailed. This suggests one of two things: either the federal government’s “deradicalization” strategy, which emphasizes support and counselling over investigation and prosecution, is working like a charm; or it’s only a matter of time before an unreconstructed jihadist goes postal or radicalizes his friends to do so. Anthony Furey considers the odds.

Who really owns Tim Hortons?

The trouble with being a business that is also a cultural icon is that everybody thinks they own you. Take Tim Hortons, for instance. The new year started with a dustup between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Tim’s franchise owners over her big pre-election minimum wage hike. The owners fought back, and now Big Labour has joined the fray. On top of all that, the chain is wracked by an internal fight between the American management team of the Brazilian global conglomerate that actually owns Tim’s, and a group of Canadian franchise owners who think they’re entitled to run the show. Charles Schuster reports.

If you liked Duffy and Gomeshi, you’re gonna love this

Oh man, what a movie this is going to be. It’s got money, power, and political intrigue. The central characters include a top-rank naval commander facing de facto treason charges and a criminal defence lawyer who’s so good she even got Jian Gomeshi off. They’re up against some big dogs in the Liberal cabinet, including PMJT himself, over a scandal about procuring…a ship. And the climax is set to occur in the middle of next year’s election campaign! Paul Stanway reports.

Welcome back from jihad

We know for sure that well over a 100 Canadians have served with Islamist terrorist groups overseas. We know that at least 60 have come home. And we know that exactly one has been convicted and jailed. This suggests one of two things: either the federal government’s “deradicalization” strategy, which emphasizes support and counselling over investigation and prosecution, is working like a charm; or it’s only a matter of time before an unreconstructed jihadist goes postal or radicalizes his friends to do so. Anthony Furey considers the odds.

Who really owns Tim Hortons?

The trouble with being a business that is also a cultural icon is that everybody thinks they own you. Take Tim Hortons, for instance. The new year started with a dustup between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and Tim’s franchise owners over her big pre-election minimum wage hike. The owners fought back, and now Big Labour has joined the fray. On top of all that, the chain is wracked by an internal fight between the American management team of the Brazilian global conglomerate that actually owns Tim’s, and a group of Canadian franchise owners who think they’re entitled to run the show. Charles Schuster reports.