Devon Rowcliffe


Devon Rowcliffe is a freelance political commentator who specializes in the West and Northeast Asia.  His writing has appeared in iPolitics, Tyee, Georgia Straight, Asia Times, Korea Times and Straits Times (Singapore).  Devon holds a master’s degree in political science and Asian studies from the University of Toronto.  He has managed several Green Party campaigns, including a provincial leadership campaign in British Columbia.  Devon currently lives in Toronto.




Liberals’ COVID benefit eligibility shows disdain for impoverished Canadians
Pandemic highlights how little we value marginalized lives
Gerrymandering, Confederate flags and magic mushrooms: the most interesting U.S. ballot measures
Most politicians would rather plunder our democracy than strengthen it
For the future of the Green Party, Elizabeth May needs to resign
Tory leadership contest reminds us voting systems shape election results
Three reasons the Green leadership contest could re-shape Canadian party politics
Even a pandemic hasn’t spurred us to properly care for Canada’s most vulnerable
Anger management, not weapon bans, best way to reduce homicide in Canada
Want Canadians to spread out during a pandemic? Give them the urban space to do so
Drowning in debt and pandemic uncertainty, working-class Canadians need a basic income
With Del Duca as Liberal leader, Ontario awaits its dullest election in decades
If cities won’t act on housing affordability, provincial government should intervene
In this era of dangerous populism, Canada’s electoral system condemns moderates to the political margins
Want diverse leaders and Indigenous reconciliation? Embrace politicians who aren’t “officially” bilingual
Is the People’s party a defunct failure, or does it just need a Canadian Nigel Farage?
Another Liberal promising electoral reform? Sorry, I’ve read “The Boy Who Cried Wolf”