Contributing Writers

Howard Anglin
Howard Anglin is a doctoral student at Oxford University. He was previously Deputy Chief of Staff to Prime Minister Stephen Harper, Principal Secretary to the Premier of Alberta, Jason Kenney, and a lawyer in New York, London, and Washington, DC.
Joanna Baron
Joanna Baron is Executive Director of the Canadian Constitution Foundation, a legal charity that protects constitutional freedoms in courts of law and public opinion. Previously, she was the founding National Director of the Runnymede Society and a criminal defence litigator in Toronto. She studied Classics at St John's College in MD and NM and law at McGill University.
Malcolm Jolley
Malcolm Jolley is a roving wine and food journalist, beagler, and professional house guest. Based mostly in Toronto, he publishes a sort of wine club newsletter at
Michael Kempa
Michael Kempa is a criminologist with the spirit of an investigative journalist. He focuses on exposing the politics behind policing, security and criminal justice operations, policies and reforms. Based out of the University of Ottawa, he has contributed to The Hub, The National Post, CBC, Walrus Magazine, and others. He once sought a federal Liberal nomination in his native Scaborough, Ontario, but was saved from (Liberal) party politics by the arrival of a higher-profile leader-endorsed candidate.
Amanda Lang
Amanda Lang is an award-winning business journalist, the current host of Taking Stock on Bell Media, a best-selling author, and a senior fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.
Eric Lombardi
Eric Lombardi stands at the forefront of urban development and advocacy as the founder and president of More Neighbours Toronto, a volunteer organization committed to ending the housing crisis. Professionally, he specializes in strategy management consulting in the finance and technology sectors.
Patrick Luciani
Patrick Luciani is a writer and book reviewer for The Hub and former executive director of the Donner Canadian Foundation.
Jack Mitchell
Jack Mitchell ( is a poet and scholar based in Halifax, where he is an associate professor of Classics at Dalhousie. His latest book, "The Odyssey of Star Wars: an Epic Poem", a retelling of the original Star Wars film trilogy, was published in September 2021 by Abrams Books.
Karen Restoule
Karen Restoule is vice president at Crestview Strategy. She co-founded BOLD Realities, to advance the industry-Indigenous relationship, building on a prior role where she served First Nations leadership as Director of Justice at Chiefs of Ontario advancing innovative policy solutions to legacy challenges. She also led the modernization of Ontario’s administrative justice system at Tribunals Ontario. Karen is Ojibwe from Dokis First Nation.
Ginny Roth
Ginny Roth is the National Practice Lead for Government Relations at Crestview Strategy and a long-time conservative activist who previously worked at Queen’s Park and as party organizer for the Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario.
Richard Shimooka
Richard Shimooka is a Hub contributing writer and a senior fellow at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute who writes on defence policy.
Trevor Tombe
Trevor Tombe is a professor of economics at the University of Calgary and a research fellow at The School of Public Policy.

Other Writers

Antony Anderson
Antony Anderson is the author of "The Diplomat: Lester Pearson and the Suez Crisis" and is a senior fellow at the Bill Graham Centre for Contemporary International History. He writes documentaries for various national and international broadcasters. You can find him on X @CanadaHistory1.
Brian Bird
Brian Bird is a lecturer at the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia.
Janet Bufton
Janet Bufton is a founder of the Institute for Liberal Studies. She holds degrees in business, economics, and international affairs, which she has somehow managed to turn towards work as an Ottawa-based educational consultant and copy editor.
Dan Delmar
Dan Delmar is a Québec-based political commentator, a former journalist and newspaper columnist, and the co-founder of TNKR Media, a public relations and content marketing firm.
Livio Di Matteo
Livio Di Matteo is a contributor to The Hub, Professor of Economics at Lakehead University, and a Member of the Canadian Institute for Health Information National Health Expenditure Advisory Group.
Caroline Elliott
Caroline Elliott is a political commentator and a PhD candidate in Political Science at Simon Fraser University specializing in democratic theory and Canadian government. She is also Vice-President of a B.C. political party; views expressed here are her own.
Kelden Formosa
Kelden Formosa is an elementary school teacher in Calgary. He has an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame.
Karamveer Lalh
Karamveer Lalh is a lawyer with an Edmonton area law firm.
Rob Leone
Rob Leone holds a PhD in public policy and serves as an Associate Professor of Leadership and Policy at Niagara University in Lewiston, NY. In addition, he is a Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group in Toronto.
Rahim Mohamed
Rahim Mohamed is a Hub contributing writer and senior editor at the Macdonald-Laurier Institute.
Aaron Pete
Aaron Pete is a graduate of the Peter A. Allard School of Law at the University of British Columbia. He is also a council member with Chawathil First Nation, the manager of strategic relationships with Metis Nation British Columbia, and the host of the Bigger Than Me Podcast.
Mike Ramsay
Mike Ramsay is a school trustee and past chair of the Waterloo Region District School Board. He is also a former soldier and police officer. His opinions are his own.
Chris Spoke
Chris Spoke is a real estate investor and the founder of August, a Toronto-based agency that designs and builds digital products.
Matt Spoke
Matthew Spoke is a Canadian tech entrepreneur and Founder of Moves, a fintech company for the gig economy.
J.D.M. Stewart
J.D.M. Stewart has been a history teacher and writer for more than 25 years. He is the author of Being Prime Minister.
Deani Van Pelt
Deani Van Pelt, PhD, of Hamilton, Ontario is a Visiting Research Fellow in Charlotte Mason Studies at the University of Cumbria, U.K.