About J.J.

Reference sources are only as good as the person who writes them, so here’s a bit about me.

My name is J.J. McCullough (b. 1984), and I’m a real-life Canadian who has lived upwards of 96.3 per cent of my life in this beautiful country. I was conceived, born and educated in Vancouver, British Columbia, where I remain to this day.

I work as an editorial cartoonist and political columnist; you can see my stuff on jjmccullough.com. Though I’ve worked hard to make this guide as unbiased as possible, I will admit I come down more on the conservative side of the political spectrum.

In terms of education, I hold a B.A. in political science and history from Simon Fraser University. A selected bibliography of sources that were used to make this site can be found on the readings page.

I have written every word on this website myself, and the facts are the result of independent research. Nothing on this site was made using information from Wikipedia, a website I detest.

As much as possible, all photos have been sought from government or public domain sources, or have been properly credited. If there are any concerns, please contact me.

For comments, queries, additions or errors, I can be reached by email at jjmccullough@gmail.com, or @JJ_McCullough via Twitter. For updates to the Canada Guide, be sure to follow @TheCanadaGuide on Twitter, too.

Special Thanks To:

This website would not have been possible without assistance from many close friends and loyal supporters, especially Nathan Tsui (b.1984), Peter Schilling (b.1989), Trevor May (b. 1982), Adam Cristobal (b.1989), and everyone else who endured my conversations and questions as I sought to learn more about this great country of ours.

The handsome charts you see in the data chapter were made possible by the WordPress plugins of Swedish web developer Simon Rybrand (b. 1978).

J.J. McCullough