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Peter Stockland is a former editor-in-chief of the Montreal Gazette and co-founder of Convivium magazine under the auspices of the think tank Cardus. He is also head of strategic communications for Ottawa’s Acacia Law Group.
Peter Stockland: The True Magic of Christmas
Commentary A bitter December cross-wind was biting as I crossed Rue Atwater and hurried through the darkness to ...
December 19, 2022
Peter Stockland: For Quebec, There Are Other Oaths of Allegiance That Would Work Better
Commentary My long-ago introduction to the Chicken Oath gives hope Quebec’s National Assembly will pluck up its courage ...
December 4, 2022
Peter Stockland: Trudeau Called for Dialogue During Indigenous Rail Blockade, but Assailed Convoy Protesters With Emergencies Act
Commentary Well, at least Prime Minister Trudeau is in a state of calm. Indeed he has, we’re told, ...
November 27, 2022
Peter Stockland: The Case of Tony Van Hee a Reminder That We Shouldn’t Live Life With Our Heads Down
Commentary Authorities snatching dissidents in broad daylight, then prosecuting them interminably until they are inexplicably tossed back, is ...
October 31, 2022
Peter Stockland: Extending the Authority of ‘the People’ Isn’t Always a Good Thing
Commentary Among my favourite unlikeliest of things is the reality of a Quebec election outcome proving Preston Manning ...
October 5, 2022
Peter Stockland: Pope’s Visit Should Not Be Used to Promote Intolerance of Catholicism
Commentary Philosopher Peter Kreeft is credited with the observation that by the late 20th century, anti-Catholicism had become ...
July 24, 2022
Peter Stockland: The Tide May Be Turning on Progressivism’s Ascension
Commentary To serve up a mangled metaphor that fits our topsy-turvy times, the tide might be turning on ...
July 15, 2022
Peter Stockland: The Abhorrent Treatment of MP Wagantall and Our Apathy in Not Even Asking ‘Why’
Commentary On June 3, Saskatchewan Conservative MP Cathay Wagantall joined some illustrious—or if you prefer notorious—House of Commons ...
June 5, 2022
Peter Stockland: Quebec’s Language Law: How Pointless Is Bill 96?
Commentary Canadians beyond the boundaries of la belle province likely see Bill 96 as an update of that ...
May 30, 2022
Peter Stockland: It’s Urban Mental Illness That Needs Media Attention, Not a Few Cases of Monkeypox
Commentary Having grasped the COVID pandemic’s lucrative lessons in making money from fear, mainstream media is now pushing ...
May 23, 2022
The ‘Strategic Narcissism’ of Invoking the Emergencies Act
Commentary An American three-star general and former national security advisor to President Trump has coined the term “strategic ...
February 28, 2022
Trucker Protests: The Deeper Problem Is Canada’s Entrenched and Divisive Media-Politico Class
Commentary Signs abound that Canada’s media-politico class is losing, however temporarily, its collective mind. The signs come daily, ...
February 12, 2022
We Have Drifted Too Far to Recover Reason
Commentary A perceptive Ottawa friend says the current Freedom Convoy Sturm und Drang in the nation’s capital can ...
February 8, 2022
Freedom Convoy Protest Reflects Canadians’ Democratic Spirit
Commentary No one should downplay, much less deny, the acts of idiocy that went on during the self-styled ...
January 31, 2022
Dwindling Working Class Signifies a Rent in the Social Fabric
Commentary During a recent class I took in pursuit of an MA in history, the discussion organically turned ...
January 23, 2022
Legault’s Tax on the Unvaccinated a Brazen Political Deflection Ploy
Commentary It’s impossible to choose the foulest aspect of Quebec Premier Francois Legault’s appalling, cynical vow that he ...
January 12, 2022
Quebec’s Latest Vaccine Passport Decree Another Act of Nonsensical Political Theatre
Commentary Ordinarily the Quebec government would win hands down the Purposeless Petulant Political Posturing Cup for its decree ...
January 8, 2022
As We Enter Another Year of COVID, Regaining Eroded Freedoms Must Be Our Focus
Commentary Anyone who still insists the COVID pandemic isn’t serious is being deliberately mischievous, obtuse, or needs to ...
December 27, 2021
What Will It Take to Bring Sanity Back to Quebec Schools?
Commentary Perhaps it will take Quebec schoolchildren imitating their counterparts of a century ago to restore sanity to ...
December 12, 2021
The Pitfalls of the Forced Apology Spin-Cycle
Commentary In a typically masterful essay from 50 years ago, the great British journalist and social critic Malcolm ...
November 27, 2021
Facebook Censors Dissenting Opinion, Blames Advertising Policy
Commentary A recent episode prompts me to ponder the fact that Facebook is becoming a force for censorship ...
November 15, 2021
Vaccine Mandates: How ‘Moral Panic’ Has Diminished Our Civil Liberties
Commentary Call me a bit slow off the mark, but it wasn’t until toward the end of September ...
November 2, 2021
Ideology of ‘Mandated Consent’ Pushed by Media Doesn’t Keep People Informed
Commentary Looking at the phrase “informed consent” on a page, it’s obvious it contains two interdependent words. There’s ...
October 19, 2021
A Tory Leader Could Never Get Away With the Gaffes That a Liberal Leader Can
Commentary On the inaugural National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, I asked some university students what percentage of ...
October 5, 2021
If Canada Is Committing Genocide, Why Does Trudeau Want to Lead it?
Commentary Without question, the most precise and perceptive analysis of the 2021 federal election came from an expat ...
September 21, 2021
Wilson-Raybould’s New Book Should Raise Serious Questions
Commentary If Justin Trudeau weren’t cloaked in the magic and mystery of the Trudeau name, would he still ...
September 14, 2021
What Xi’s 3-Day Moscow Visit Means: Analysts
IMF Approves Nearly $3 Billion Bailout for Sri Lanka
Capitol Report: Possible Trump Indictment Evokes Critics; Xi Meets Putin During Wartime
State Senators Press Norfolk Southern CEO About Burning of Toxic Chemicals After Train Derailment
Trump Files Motion to Squash Georgia Special Purpose Grand Jury Investigation
Boston Police Sack Two Officers Who Protested Against COVID Vaccination Mandate
Republicans React to Trump’s Call for Protests
Biden Signs Bill to Declassify COVID Origins Intelligence on Wuhan Lab
Africa Reporter Interrupts White House Briefing, Complains of Discrimination
US ‘Will Continue to Focus’ on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting: State Department