Rory Leishman is a former lecturer in political science at Western University and national affairs columnist for the London Free Press in London, Ontario. Now a freelancer, he writes a regular column for the Interim: Canada’s Life and Family Newspaper.

In 1997, Leishman was honored with the William Kurelek Pro-Life Award from the Campaign Life Coalition “in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the development of respect and appreciation for the dignity and worth of human life.” And in 2000, he received the Furedy Academic Freedom Award from the Society for Academic Freedom and Scholarship as an expression of appreciation for his contributions to public understanding of academic freedom.

Leishman is the author of Against Judicial Activism: The Decline of Freedom and Democracy in Canada, (Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006). Currently he and his wife Carolina worship at St. George’s Anglican Church, a parish in London, Ontario, that is singularly blessed with an exceptionally talented and theologically orthodox rector, Fr. Aidan Armstrong.