Welcome to Andrew Lawton’s Substack!

As a broadcaster, I tell it like it is. That’s why my show has always been dubbed Canada’s most irreverent talk show (one year I came close to the world title, but lost to a Moldovan chap).

It’s in that spirit I bring you my first newsletter, creatively titled… erm, Andrew Lawton. This is an unfiltered space in which I’ll share original columns and musings on politics, the culture wars, and some other things that come across my desk.

With free speech and civil liberties facing significant threats, it’s never been more important for independent voices in media – especially those on the political right – to challenge the status quo.

This is not a replacement for The Andrew Lawton Show or my other work with the great team at True North. Quite the contrary – this is a platform on which I can elaborate on some of the stories I’ve delved into on my show (and also the ones that didn’t make it in). It’s also a new home for the weekly column I’ve written for years.

I don’t want to wall off content, so this is a free newsletter. But I ask two things of you:

  1. Subscribe. This way you won’t have to worry about missing anything. Every new edition of the newsletter goes directly to your inbox.

  2. If you value this and are in a position to do so, get a paid subscription. Conservatives get (rightfully) frustrated with the lack of conservative-minded folks in media. Making it viable for those of us in this space to publish content goes a long way.

About Andrew Lawton

Andrew Lawton is a broadcaster and columnist. Currently, he is the managing editor of True North, where he hosts The Andrew Lawton Show.

Until 2018, Andrew hosted his show on 980 CFPL in London and wrote a national column for Global News.

As host of a highly rated daily talk radio show for five years, Andrew showcased his wit, irreverence, and commitment to in-depth conversations on the issues. From chatting about artistic inspiration with Maya Angelou and Florence Henderson to hammering the Canadian prime minister on a lack of cohesive foreign policy plan or drilling beneath the headlines with Professor Jordan Peterson, Andrew’s broadcasts covered it all.

His written work has been published across the world, including in the Washington Post, the National Post, the Toronto Sun, the Edmonton Sun, and Global News. Andrew has appeared as a commentator on CBC, CTV, TVO, CTS, and on BBC World.

Andrew ran as a Progressive Conservative candidate in Ontario’s 2018 provincial election.

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Broadcaster, journalist, bestselling author. Managing editor at True North.