About Our Team

True North Centre for Public Policy (True North Centre) is a registered Canadian charity, independent and non-partisan. We conduct policy research on immigration and integration issues and provide timely investigative journalism on issues that affect Canada’s national security.

The True North Initiative is a not-for-profit advocacy organization that raises awareness around immigration and integration issues and advances Western democratic values.

Together, these organizations form True North Canada.

True North’s Research and Journalism Fellows

Candice Malcolm:  Candice Malcolm is a best-selling author, investigative journalist, nationally syndicated columnist with the Toronto Sun, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of True North. She has reported from war zones, broken news stories that have made headlines worldwide, and exposed major terrorist networks operating in Canada. Born and raised in Vancouver, BC, Candice has two masters degrees and lives in Toronto with her husband and son.

Anthony Furey: Author of “Pulse Attack The Real Story Behind the Secret Weapon that Can Destroy North America”, Anthony Furey is a national columnist for the Sun newspapers chain in Canada. He’s also written for TIME, NY Daily News, Literary Review of Canada and other publications. He regularly appears on talk radio and has been featured on BBC, Fox News Channel and other channels. 

Andrew Lawton: Andrew Lawton is a Canadian broadcaster and columnist, and serves as a journalism fellow at True North. He writes a weekly column for Loonie Politics and contributes monthly to The Interim. Most recently, he hosted the Andrew Lawton Show on 980 CFPL in London, and wrote a national column for Global News analyzing politics and culture, often with a focus on freedom of speech, limited government and combatting radicalism. His written work has been published across the world, including in the Washington Post, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, and the Edmonton Sun. Andrew has appeared as a commentator on CBC, CTV, TVO, CTS, and BBC World. Andrew ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ontario’s 2018 provincial election.

Leo Knight is a former Canadian police officer, security expert and media commentator. He is an expert on issues relating to crime and justice and the founder of www.primetimecrime.com.

Lindsay Shepherd holds an M.A. in Cultural Analysis and Social Theory from Wilfrid Laurier University. She has been published in The Post Millennial, Maclean’s, National Post, Ottawa Citizen, and Quillette. She was the recipient of the 2018 Outstanding Graduate Student Award from Heterodox Academy and the 2018 Harry Weldon Canadian Values Award from the Peace, Order and Good Government think tank.

Raheel Raza: Author of “Their Jihad… Not My Jihad”, Raheel Raza is a public speaker, Consultant for Interfaith and Intercultural diversity, documentary film maker, freelance journalist and founder of SAMA’ (Sacred Arts ad Music Alliance). She was appointed to and served three years on The Public Service Committee for Ontario College of Teachers.

Danny Eisen: Danny Eisen is a Toronto-based consultant and the cofounder of the Canadian Coalition Against Terror (C-CAT). C-CAT led the campaign for the passage of the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act (JVTA), which was passed into law by Parliament in 2012. C-CAT also led the successful campaign in Canada to have 9/11 declared a National Day of Service.