Andrew Potter

Canada's lack of interest in self-defence explains COVID failures | The National Post

Published: 19Jan2021

January 15, 2021 | In this article for the National Post, Max Bell School Professor Andrew Potter discusses the unique logistical challenges that Canadian government bodies face as the issue of...

Potter: How the Citizen helped create a shared community in Ottawa | Ottawa Citizen

Published: 3Nov2020

This year marks the 175th anniversary of the Ottawa Citizen, a newspaper known for serving (and bringing together) three distinct constituencies: residents of the municipality of Ottawa, members of...

The people who fought Donald Trump will miss him when he’s gone | The Globe and Mail

Published: 16Nov2020

November 12, 2020 | Critics of US President Donald Trump rejoiced when networks called the 2020 election for former Vice President Joe Biden. But for all the fanfare, will they miss Trump once he...

Negotiating a betrayal in Afghanistan | Open Canada

Published: 3Nov2020

Peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban will likely result in the Taliban's at least partial return to power. It's a pity so few Canadians care why this is happening writes Max...

The Liberals and NDP have embraced contempt for Parliament | The National Post

Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | Recently, a two party agreement was reached in Parliament: the NDP supported the Liberals’ motion to suspend regular sittings of Parliament until September, while the Liberals...

Engineering a ‘green recovery’ is a terrible idea | The Globe and Mail

Published: 1Jun2020

June 1, 2020 | In the coming weeks, the federal government is expected to begin crafting a stimulus package to lift Canada out of the economic crisis brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. Based...

Forget about schools – open the summer camps in spring | The Globe and Mail

Published: 7May2020

May 6, 2020 | Camps are the solution to many of the problems the school reopening is designed to solve, while significantly mitigating the risks of exposure and transmission. Going to camp gets...

It's not a crime to disagree with health officials | National Post

Published: 16Apr2020

April 15, 2020 | In public health discourse, there is a lack of contrarianism, dubbed heterodoxy, that is almost completely missing from the national conservation. Andrew Potter elaborates on the...

We are at war with COVID-19. We need to fight it like a war | The Globe and Mail

Published: 8Apr2020

April 8, 2020 | From restrictions on civil liberties, to the command economy, to the rationing of key supplies, to the hoarding of food and medicine, to the daily body counts — the world is gearing...

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