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Why Be A Dissident?

Most countries around the world have prominent dissidents who challenge their government's ideology from outside the political establishment. Russia has Garry Kasparov and Alexei Navalny. The UK has Nigel Farage and Brendan O'Neill. America has Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden. Canada, on the other hand, has an obsession with conformity and political unity.

Canada's Overton window is narrow and seems to shrinking further. Political discourse in Canadian media rarely deviates from the major parties' talking points. This has resulted in polarization and few opportunities for real conversations and real opinions. 

Because the left sees nothing of value on the right, and vice-versa, our political parties are insular and inward-looking. Most Canadians recognize this and as a result are largely disinterested in politics.

This is why I've decided to start The Canadian Dissident. My voice may be small, but I'm willing to step outside the Conservative/Liberal/NDP narratives. Please join me, and let's make a difference together.