Jonathan Kay

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Scheer's pledge to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital answers a question few Canadians are asking

The only effect of Andrew Scheer's declaration is to encourage the idea that negotiation is pointless for the Palestinians, because the fix is already in.

Jagmeet Singh needs to get it straight on the Air India bombing: Jonathan Kay

I'm going to be charitable to the NDP, and assume that Singh isn't actually a conspiracy theorist. He's just a leader who, for the usual crass partisan reasons, doesn't want to alienate a small sub-constituency within his base.

Tax reforms for private corporations need to be phased in, not slapped down: Jonathan Kay

When you change the fabric of a country's tax law, you're not just changing the law itself. You're also implicitly reassigning the benefits associated with contracts, business decisions and even career choices that were made in the shadow of that law.

Attacks on due process are coming from both sides of the political spectrum: Jonathan Kay

The identity of the accused as a human being is minimized when people cast aside due process. Instead, he is presented as representative specimen of some despised class of individuals — illegal immigrants or predatory men, to name a couple of examples — with the prosecution presented as a righteous struggle to roll back the forces of evil.

Omar Khadr deserves his settlement and his apology from the Canadian government: Jonathan Kay

Omar's father, Ahmed Said Khadr, was a terrorist commander who raised his child to follow in his footsteps. No one reading this can say, with certainty, that his or her life would have turned out different from Omar Khadr's if he or she had been raised the same way.