Canadian Freedom


Will Wilkinson draws attention to one result of the latest Cato/Fraser Economic Freedom of the World Report: Canada is now ranked as freer than the U.S. of Archie; 7th freest compared to our 8th.

I'm not prepared to argue with their economic calcalations; still, Canada certainly remains a bad place to speak your mind about certain things.

In other Canada freedom news: amazing and celebrated alt-cartoonist Chester Brown is running for parliament as a Libertarian.

Many years back, I wrote an article that generated more hate mail than anything I ever wrote–over 200 emails–for the website (Sorry, the late, lamented website It was a bit of japery mocking Canadian attempts to distinguish themselves from America. I never thought "more freedom" would be one of those distinguishing characteristics.