Identity politics Conservatives’ biggest Achilles’ heel

Kellie Leitch’s decision to enter the lion’s den of identity politics has pushed the Tories into a conversation best avoided

Tory leadership candidate Kellie Leitch’s proposal to screen would-be immigrants for “anti-Canadian values” has started a national conversation. For all the wrong reasons. Every right-leaning and left-leaning political party has an Achilles’ heel or two. There are proposals, plans and policies that, no matter how well intentioned, just don’t sell with the general public because…

Punishing someone for who they are perverse

Religion implicated in homophobia that led to the killings in Orlando

Punishing someone for who they are perverseSexuality is not a matter of choice. One's sexual orientation is decided by nature. Punishing someone for something they have no control over is perverse. So why do so many hold homophobic views, and why do some, like the Orlando nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, act on those views? In my opinion, religion is heavily implicated…