Why Canada’s New Cultural Policy Will Be Terrible for the Arts · The Walrus

If every generation gets the culture it deserves, then Creative Canada is the cultural policy we deserve. With its panegyrics to innovation, digital solutions, and “creative hubs,” Heritage Minister Melanie Joly’s new strategy, released on September 28, is an unmistakable product of our moment. But beneath the carapace of Silicon Valley jargon and political sloganeering hides […]

Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ – The New York Times

Cover Photo Carole Atkins, with children from the Syrian refugee family she sponsored, at an ice rink in Toronto. Credit Damon Winter/The New York Times Canadians Adopted Refugee Families for a Year. Then Came ‘Month 13.’ Everyday Canadians spent a year embracing Syrians in the world’s most personal resettlement program. Letting them go might be […]

1 in 4 Canadians want Trump-style travel ban, poll suggests – Politics – CBC News

A “significant segment” of Canadians say Canada’s 2017 refugee target of 40,000 is too high, while one in four Canadians wants the Liberal government to impose its own Trump-style travel ban. Those are just two of the findings in a new Angus Reid Institute poll that looked at Canadians’ attitudes toward the federal government’s handling […]

‘No Jews’: Anti-Semitic notes left on doors at North York condominium – Toronto – CBC News

Toronto police have launched an investigation after anti-Semitic notes were found at a North York condominium. A number of residents at 233 Beecroft Road, near Yonge Street, north of Sheppard Avenue, found notes with pictures of swastikas on their front doors, Det. Paul Pabla told CBC Toronto. At least one of the notes also said […]

Rebel Media’s Freedom Rally Was Bonkers

Rebel Media‘s “Freedom Rally” at Canada Christian College in Toronto on February 15 was as chilling as you can imagine. Some of the hundreds in attendance did not hold back their support for the conservative speakers. Even more troubling, at least one even gave what appeared to be an enthusiastic Nazi salute. The speaker list included Conservative leadership […]