Accidental Deliberations: Monday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material to start your week. – Sarah-Taïssir Bencharif discusses her experience facing prejudice against Muslims in Canada. But Ashifa Kassam reports on the growing public response to violence, as communities across the country formed “rings of peace” around mosques during their prayers on Friday. – Meanwhile, Maher Arar points out how Canada’s security state ...

Politics and its Discontents: "They Didn’t Get Back To Me"

For those who follow such things, I think it is well-known that when a Canadian runs into problems while abroad, the statement “Canada is providing consular support” is often a euphemism for “We really aren’t doing much of anything.” Problems seem to multiply if one holds dual-citizenship. The case of Mohamed Fahmy, the Egyptian-Canadian journalist ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Winslow Wheeler compares the NDP’s F-35 hearings to politics on the opposite side of the U.S. border: The differences between Canadian politicians and members of Congress are utterly stunning. Unlike here, oversight in the Canadian Parliament is alive and well. In Canada, I found two political behaviors unheard ...