“The small fringe minority of people who are on their way to Ottawa, who are holding unacceptable views that they’re expressing, do not represent the views of Canadians who have been there for each other, who know that ‘following the science’ and stepping up to protect each other is the best way to continue to ensure our freedoms, our rights, our values as a country.” -Justin Trudeau, Jan. 26, 2022

Welcome to Acceptable Views, with Alexander Brown

As a writer and politico living in Toronto, Canada, I’ve been looking to expand my online footprint, and to amplify rational, concerned voices, since the early days of COVID-19, and all the social mania that followed.

You may already know me from Twitter (if so, I’m not sure if I’m supposed to apologize), but if you don’t, I’m a Director with the National Citizens Coalition: one of Canada’s pioneering political non-profits. Of late, my writing has appeared in the Brownstone Institute, Ideas Institute, and over at the Western Standard. On occasion, I can also be heard on Toronto Today with Greg Brady, where I bang the drum for a more compassionate, common-sense, data-driven approach to reclaiming our collective senses, and our old normal.

That’s the genesis from where these columns take flight. If you’re of the same mind that certain adults lost those aforementioned senses, and certain progressives should have known better than to advocate for harmful mandates and restrictions born out of fear, hatred, in-group dynamics, privilege, and political opportunism, perhaps this commentary is for you.

If you have concerns about free speech, captured ideologues, and enjoy making light of hypocrisy and those who spread it, you may also be in the right place.

The financial ‘talk’ — and submissions

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Alexander Brown

Alexander Brown is a writer, editor, and politico living in Toronto, Canada. Of late, his work has appeared in the Western Standard, Ideas Institute, and Brownstone Institute. He can also be heard on Toronto Today.