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
Steve Lafleur
Steve Lafleur is a public policy analyst and columnist based in Toronto.
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.
Patrick Luciani
Patrick Luciani is co-director of the Salon Speakers Series at the Gardiner Museum 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, will be 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

Brian Bird
Brian Bird is an assistant professor 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. She runs a consulting firm specializing in strategic communications, public policy and political advice for a broad range of clients.
Kelden Formosa
Kelden Formosa is an elementary school teacher in Calgary. He has an M.Ed. from the University of Notre Dame.
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 Canadian freelance writer based in Calgary. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and has held teaching positions at Wake Forest University (Winston-Salem, North Carolina) and Centre College (Danville, Kentucky).
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.