Andrew Lawton

Andrew Lawton
news and views from a broadcaster, columnist and attempted politician.
Created 05 Oct 2021
  • Screw the travel advisory, I’m headed for the border
    16 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
    I can’t think of a better way to respond to the federal government’s latest nonsensical, unscientific, delusional admonition of travel than with a completely non-essential trip across the border. This...
  • Canada will lead once it knows where everyone’s going
    07 Dec 2021 • 4 min read
    Canada’s ambassador to China Dominic Barton is the subject of much hagiography this week after announcing his resignation, having hung the metaphorical ‘mission accomplished’ banner now that Michael K...
  • Alec Baldwin shares some of the blame
    04 Dec 2021 • 2 min read
    After weeks of silence and a feigned hideout in small-town Vermont, actor Alec Baldwin has broken his silence about the firearm incident that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounded directo...
  • Keeping China happy
    29 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    As the new megatron – wait, what was it again? Ah yes, omicron – variant makes its way around the world, all I can do is shrug and say “Here we go again.” Just like with all of the other “variants of ...
  • Justin Trudeau wants to keep Zooming it in
    26 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    In the last five months, Justin Trudeau has been to the United Kingdom, Belgium, the Netherlands, Italy, the United Kingdom again, and, just one week ago, the United States. But it’s not safe for the ...
  • Mandatory vaccination was a conspiracy theory – now Austria's doing it
    22 Nov 2021 • 5 min read
    I can’t say I’m all that surprised to see the mass protests – some descending into riots – taking place across Europe as people from Austria to the Netherlands to the Czech Republic feel pushed to the...
  • Erin O’Toole needs to tell conservatives why he deserves to stay
    18 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Conservative leader Erin O’Toole has made it clear he’ll kick anyone who questions his leadership out of caucus, but he’s yet to tell conservative Canadians why he deserves to stick around as leader. ...
  • COP26 cop-out
    15 Nov 2021 • 4 min read
    The UN’s Glasgow climate confab has come to an end, and countries who’ve failed to make a dent on their 2015 Paris commitments have come up with an even more aggressive set of priorities. But they rea...
  • It's time to get rid of Canada's ridiculous PCR test requirement
    08 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    I’m pleased to be writing this missive from Canadian soil after narrowly avoiding a couple of weeks in an Austrian gulag due to a false positive COVID test. Like all other inbound travellers, my wife ...
  • Bilingualism should be about choice, not coercion
    04 Nov 2021 • 3 min read
    Credit: Air Canada A couple of years ago, I was working on a project in Montreal that required me to navigate the municipal bureaucracy to acquire a permit which could only be issued in-person by a si...
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