About C2C

Founded in 2007 as a print and online publication, C2C Journal is now primarily an online magazine publishing original commentaries, stories, reviews and investigative reports. Aimed at a national Canadian audience of readers interested in fresh ideas and quality writing about current political, cultural and economic issues, C2C specializes in longer form journalism that provides more substance than most mainstream news products and is more engaging than most academic journals.

C2C’s unabashed bias is in favour of free markets, democratic governance and individual liberty. We strive for balance, fairness and accuracy in our reporting and commentary. Our mission is to explore and develop “Ideas that Lead” by encouraging writers to push boundaries, challenge orthodoxies and advance arguments rooted in the values and principles of classical liberalism and western civilization.

C2C is particularly dedicated to the discovery and development of new, young writers and invites anyone interested in writing for the magazine to visit our Submissions page

The C2C Team

George Koch

George Koch is C2C Journal’s Editor-in-Chief. A longtime small business owner with a B.A. in History and an M.A. in Journalism, he has spent the past 30+ years writing about politics, business, war, energy, and skiing for a variety of domestic and international publications. He was on the founding newsgathering team of the National Post, in the early 2000s was speechwriter for Alberta’s Minister of Energy, and after contributing numerous articles to C2C, joined in 2018 as an associate editor.

Kathleen Welsch

Kathleen Welsch is C2C Journal’s Art Director. She is responsible for sourcing and editing illustrations, production editing and web posting. Kathleen holds an MBA specializing in Project Management and a Bachelor of Commerce in International Business, both from the University of Calgary. Kathleen’s love for all things international began while working abroad at Unterkrummenhof in Germany’s fabled Black Forest. Since then she has worked on various international projects for a global energy firm, supporting Kurdistan finance, global projects, and supply chain. Kathleen spends her free time practicing yoga, cycling, mountain biking, and each summer enjoys camping in her 1989 VW Van, nicknamed Wolfie. She joined C2C in 2010 to pursue her creative side and maintain her connection to political issues.

Peter Shawn Taylor

Peter Shawn Taylor is C2C Journal’s Senior Features Editor. He is a regular contributor at Maclean’s and the Waterloo Region Record as well as writing for C2C. Peter was the only member of Queen’s University’s Economics class of 1987 to find work as a wrangler in Wyoming, achieving his lifelong ambition to be a cowboy and compete in the rodeo. He later earned a Master’s in Economics from the University of Alberta and served as senior analyst for the Alberta Liberal Caucus under leader Laurence Decore in the early 1990s, back when the Liberals were a major force in provincial politics. (You could look it up.) Since then Peter has written for numerous and diverse publications including Alberta Report, National Post, The Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, Canadian Business, MoneySense, Saturday Night, Reader’s Digest, National Review and Walrus. He lives in Waterloo, Ontario with his wife and two sons, where he enjoys competing in triathlons, curling and playing hockey.

Editorial Advisory Board

Ian Brodie

Ian Brodie is a political science professor at the University of Calgary and formerly Chief of Staff to Canada’s former Prime Minister, Stephen Harper. His book about cabinet government, At the Centre of Government, was an Amazon.ca Politics bestseller. His first book, Friends of the Court, was read by a more select audience.

Andrea Mrozek

Andrea Mrozek has a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Toronto, and is Program Director at Cardus Family. Andrea writes and speaks about education, child care, women’s issues and how family life affects the economy, and vice versa. Andrea’s opinion pieces have appeared in several major Canadian newspapers and she is frequently interviewed  on TV and radio. In 2008, she launched the first exclusively female pro-life voice website in Canada with a team of bloggers at ProWomanProLife.org. Born in Toronto, Andrea now calls Ottawa home.