Public Commentary

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Interviews and podcasts

December 15, 2008: Bloggingheads TV with Will Wilkinson, on the Harper government and the Canadian election

May 7, 2012: CBC, on the right to protest while masked

November 7, 2013: Global News Montreal, on the Charter of Values

November 8, 2013: Global News Montreal, on the Charter of Values

April 8, 2014: Global News Montreal, on the Charter of Values, and on the future of the sovereignty movement in Quebec

January 7, 2015: BBC World News, on the Charlie Hebdo attack

July 6, 2015: The Cato Institute’s “Free Thoughts” podcast, on Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom

December 12, 2016: Coy Barefoot, Inside Charlottesville, on truth in politics

April 10, 2017: CBC Radio noon on free academic speech.

April 10, 2017: McGill roundtable on academic freedom

May 31, 2017: Plenary roundtable on the populist threat to democracy at the Canadian Political Science Association

June 2, 2017: The Cato Institute’s “Free Thoughts” podcast,  “Is liberalism in danger?”

I am happy to talk with the press when my areas of scholarly knowledge overlap with current events or debates:

Freedom of religion

Freedom of association and assembly

Freedom of speech

Multiculturalism and policies of cultural accommodation

Ethnic politics and ethnic conflict


Indigenous peoples’ rights (First Nations, Inuit, American Indians)

Language policy

Some areas of constitutional law in the US and some questions of Charter rights in Canada.

Je peux discuter de ces sujets avec les journalistes pour les journaux et magazines francophones, mais je ne suis pas à l’aise avec des entrevues en français pour la télévision ou la radio. 

Please contact me by e-mail, .