Canada

How Canada failed to smash the cannabis black market

30 July 2019 8:50 pm

I had forgotten how much I disliked cannabis until I found myself under its influence, in the rain, trying and…

Donald Trump one-front trade war

Donald Trump’s one-front trade war

22 May 2019 5:15 pm

At 12:01 a.m. on Monday, President Donald Trump went a long way toward defusing a potential war – not with…

The Arctic shipwreck in Edwin Landseer’s ‘Man Proposes, God Disposes’, 1864

Michael Palin follows the Erebus – an historic ‘adventure’ with a tragic outcome

29 September 2018 9:00 am

In May 1845, HMS Erebus and her sister ship HMS Terror set sail for the Arctic, never to be seen…

Midnight sun on the Yukon

I hate fishing — but was hooked by the story of the Yukon’s salmon

2 June 2018 9:00 am

‘Help!’ I thought, when I read the Author’s Note. ‘It’s about salmon, and I hate fishing.’ But by the first…

Kevin Hanchard as Rev. Gregoire and Tim Roth as Sheriff Jim Worth in Tin Star, which is like the rejected first draft of a really bad movie by Quentin Tarantino

Rockies horror show

16 September 2017 9:00 am

Tin Star, the latest Sky Atlantic drama, has a comfortingly familiar premise: Jim Worth (Tim Roth), an ex-detective from London…

In praise of Netflix

5 August 2017 9:00 am

All this week I have been trying, with considerable success, to avoid being bludgeoned by TV programmes telling me in…

Striking camp in Canada, March 1820

Annie Proulx is lost in the woods

4 June 2016 9:00 am

In spurts and bursts and flashes, a sublime novelist at work reveals herself. In Annie Proulx’s new novel, there are…

Justin Trudeau has his mother’s looks – and his father’s dodgy economics

12 March 2016 9:00 am

   Quebec City Canada is about to hit a new high. If the supercute 44-year-old prime minister, Justin Trudeau, has…

Boris and Dave’s schoolboy rivalry is journalistic wishful thinking

27 February 2016 9:00 am

The Prime Minister is pretty angry with Boris. But the idea that they’ve competed with each other since school is…

Any deal with the junior doctors should cut both ways

13 February 2016 9:00 am

A few months ago, paramedics were on the brink of industrial action. They had legitimate grievances. Ambulance services were being…

Glenda Jackson is brilliant in Radio 4’s Zola adaptation - and terrifying

5 December 2015 9:00 am

It was a stroke of genius to invite Glenda Jackson to make her return to acting as the star of…

Justin Trudeau and four more hereditary prime ministers

7 November 2015 9:00 am

Family business Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Trudeau, was elected to his father’s old job as Prime Minister of Canada.…

Capitalism’s most dangerous enemies are on the right

22 August 2015 9:00 am

Friends of capitalism feared that the events since 2007 — the financial collapses, bailouts, deficits and austerity — would produce…

The other terrorists we have trouble naming

11 July 2015 9:00 am

Naming terror David Cameron and the BBC argued over what to call the terror group most papers refer to as…

Life after Vera: Patrick Gale’s hero finds happiness towards the end of the Saskatchewan line

21 March 2015 9:00 am

Patrick Gale’s first historical novel is inspired by a non-story, a gap in his own family record. His great-grandfather Harry…

Mark Steyn: a hairy, successful version of myself, says Julie Burchill

3 January 2015 9:00 am

For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure, Mark Steyn is sort of a hairy, successful version of me—…

Portrait of the week

1 November 2014 9:00 am

Home The last British combat troops turned over Camp Bastion in Helmand to Afghan forces and withdrew from Afghanistan after…

David Frum’s diary: When Hamas shoots at Israel, they’re shooting at my kid

9 August 2014 9:00 am

 Wellington, Ontario A British visitor to this village might be disoriented by the flags. They look almost exactly like the…

Alice Munro won't let her Nobel go to her head — that's why she's a true Canadian writer

19 October 2013 9:00 am

Canadians, like the English, are known for our tendency to apologise. The difference is, we actually mean it. Our modesty…

419 by Will Ferguson - review

7 September 2013 9:00 am

The term ‘419’ is drawn from the article in the Nigerian penal code that addresses fraud. However, it has transcended…