Buffalo Team

Editors

Giordano Baratta

Giordano is a student of Political Science and History at McGill University. He has contributed to the McGill International Review and the National Telegraph in the past. An admirer of one-nation conservatism, he advocates for improved indigenous-federal relations on that basis, in addition to greater communitarianism, support for the family, and the protection of tradition in modern-day Canada. He greatly admires Burke and Disraeli as political leaders and aspires to see more Canadian politicians follow in their footsteps.

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn

Columnists

Samuel Abbott

Sam is a student at Queen’s University pursuing a degree in Kinesiology. He has recently worked as the Vice-President of the Public Board Council for Ontario, as well as the Student Trustee for the Renfrew County District School Board. His passions include education, faith, and health sciences. 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Nasri Chamas

Nasri is a Masters student of Criminology at the University of Ottawa. His research project involves comparing government-funded deradicalization programs to informal deradicalization programs established by religious institutions in Ontario. An advocate for improved indigenous-federal relations and a reservist in the Royal Canadian Navy. Nasri hopes to pursue a career in public service or social work. 

Lucas Holtvluwer 

Lucas is a Ontario based writer who has written for a number of new media publications on a wide variety of topics including Indigenous issues, firearms stories, Canadian energy, and provincial and federal politics. If you’re interested in honest news from a different perspective than is presented in the mainstream press, check out his work here.

  • Twitter
  • Instagram

Karunesh Saroya

Karunesh K. Saroya- With experience working on political campaigns from a very young age, Karunesh knows the ins and outs of how politics, political parties and politicians work. Combined with his hands on knowledge of business & government he provides informative insights to his readers.

  • Facebook

Shay Yellowbird

Shay Yellowbird has worked with the Pre Employment Support Program as a Senior Advisor with Samson Cree Nation since 2014. He's currently in his 2nd year of his business administration diploma. His previous experience includes working with people in a variety capacities across a different industries such as social work, banking, sales, and customer service. 

Contributors

Christopher di Armani

Christopher di Armani is a freedom-loving Amazon bestselling author and current events commentator from Lytton, BC, Canada, who strives to awaken the passion for liberty inside everyone he meets.
Christopher writes daily about politics and current events on his website

Ian Bradbury

Ian Bradbury has over 20 years’ experience in the security and defense sectors. Mr. Bradbury is the head of a Canadian stability and peace support organization, and a private strategic advisory firm. Ian is also a columnist for Homeland security today magazine, a TEDx speaker, and he sits on multiple working groups and global coalitions.

John Carpay

John Carpay was born in the Netherlands, and grew up in British Columbia, John served the Canadian Taxpayers Federation as Alberta Director from 2001 to 2005, advocating for lower taxes, less waste, and accountable government. As the founder and president of the Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms, John has devoted his legal career to defending constitutional freedoms through litigation and education.

Canadian Energy Centre

The Canadian Energy Centre aims to raise understanding of our energy sector's value to Canada and the world, by sharing knowledge, facts, ideas, and information.

Alexander Dhaliwal

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Alex Dhaliwal is a Political Science and History graduate from the University of Calgary, where he served as the President for its Campus Conservatives. Alex has actively written on relevant Canadian and International issues as a freelance writer with several prominent interviews under his belt. He has volunteered on several political campaigns, offering assistance on campaign managing, communications, and community outreach. He now works for the government as a Communications Officer, and hopes to pursue a career in either communications, public relations or journalism. He is the Communications Advisor to Beyond Political and formerly The Buffalo Tribune.

Niklas Eliasson

The former junior editor for The Buffalo Tribune, Niklas Eliasson is an Albertan attending school in British Columbia to get his Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Nik is a proud firearms owner and supporter. Furthermore, he is a strong advocate for healthcare and the community. One of Nik’s core passions is writing on firearms issues in Canada. Additionally, Nik focuses on writing about western antipathy in Canada today. 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

Free Market Foundation

The Free Market Foundation (Southern Africa) is an independent public benefit organisation founded in 1975 to promote and foster an open society, the rule of law, personal liberty, and economic and press freedom as fundamental components of its advocacy of human rights and democracy based on classical liberal principles. It is financed by membership subscriptions, donations and sponsorships.

Shane Getson

Shane grew up on a small mixed farm in Alberta, was a logger, labourer, and equipment operator.  He became a Civil Engineering Technologist, and then went to work on Major Project teams for the next 25 years as a Project Coordinator, Construction Manager, Project Manager, General Manger, and Sr. Manager.  He was used often for strategic planning and project recovery roles managing teams in Canada and the US.  He is a private pilot, firearms enthusiast, Husband, and Father of 4 children. Shane was elected MLA for the constituency of Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland in April 2019 and serves on several committees including the Standing Committee on Resource Stewardship, Vice-Chair of the Alberta Heritage Savings Trust Fund, Capital Region Caucus, Northern Rural Caucus, Vice Chair of the Skilled Trades Caucus, Skills for Jobs Task Force, Energy Caucus, Affordable Housing Action Group, Red Tape Reduction Task Force, and as an integral part of the Premier’s Economic Relaunch Strategy, is leading a task force to work with industry and other orders of government on advancing the goal of national and regional energy and resources corridors.

Taylor Jensen

Taylor is a passionate writer that has always endeavored to produce detail oriented and factually accurate pieces. She has been writing for many years but has decided to pursue it professionally this past year and has already had her work featured on the front page of Contena.

  • contena-square

Lennie Kaplan

Lennie Kaplan, M.A., is the Chief Research Analyst at the Canadian Energy Centre. 

Mark Milke

Mark Milke, Ph.D. is the executive director of research at the Canadian Energy Centre

Mysty Mckinlay

Mysty is a Proud Conservative in Alberta, Researcher & TBT Contributor. Mysty has been out on the front lines, asking the tough questions that the mainstream media avoids. Studying history & having a natural talent for investigative research, she is not afraid to challenge political correctness, cancel culture and Marxist ideology. 

Rachel J. Pachal

Over the course of many years, Rachel has developed a passion for delving into cultural and political issues. Also a writer at heart, she has merged these two interests to communicate ideas and analysis using critical thought and principled reasoning, with a focus on how societal behaviours shape our political landscape over time.

Amiel Pion

Amiel Jules R. Pion is a second-year Political Science and History student from the University of Calgary, where he serves as the V.P Internal for its Campus Conservatives. Amiel writes about prevalent issues affecting Western Canada, in addition to political theory, as a junior columnist for The Buffalo Tribune.

  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn

Ambrose Ralph

Ambrose believes in Western Canadian separatism, not for a lack of love for Canada, but because he wants to save a piece of it in in the West. The owner and operator of the Alberta To The Point Political Activist Foundation and a Conservative political activist, Ambrose has spent 9 years in Canada’s front-line Army with boots on the ground in all parts of Canada and around the globe, with a service record that includes peacekeeping and peace making with NATO in Germany as well as Bosnia. This is his 21st year in the Oil and Gas sector. Ambrose is incredibly passionate about the West, its people, the environment and responsible resource development.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

William Ray

A ten year veteran of the Canadian Forces, Bill was with the 2nd Battalion PPCLI in Croatia in 1993 and was awarded both the Governor General of Canada’s unit commendation and the United Nations Secretary Generals citation for halting ethnic cleansing in the Medak area. As a Journalist, Bill started with community radio and writing articles on military subjects, eventually being published in Esprit de Corps, The National Post, The Toronto Star and Quillette  In 2009 he began working with CUTV Montreal. During the student strikes and subsequent social unrest he helped manage the Livestream ground teams. My footage has been used by Enqueté, the Radio Canada equivalent to the Fifth Estate. He is also a co-founder of 99media.org and the founder of 3RTV, both citizen media groups. He has perviously collaborated with Michelle Moore on the documentary film Déception Durable which was selected for the 2014 Montréal International Film Festival, it also showed at Films That Matter in Calgary, The FRedd festival in France, and Cinema Sous les Etoilles Montréal,. In 2016 he forced the Service Policière Ville de Montréal to sit down with Independent Journalists engaging senior officers in command positions in the Group Intervention (Riot Squad) and communications on their treatment of Independent Journalists. He has also helped organize the defense of a journalist when he was charged criminally for covering a protest.

Gad Saad

Gad Saad is a Lebanese-Canadian evolutionary psychologist and professor in the John Molson School of Business at Concordia University who is known for applying evolutionary psychology to marketing and consumer behaviour. He also writes a blog for Psychology Today, and hosts a YouTube channel titled "The Saad Truth"

Franco Terrazzano

Franco joins the CTF after working as an economic policy analyst with the Calgary Chamber of Commerce and as a fellow with the Canadian Constitution Foundation. Franco has produced multiple reports and op-eds on the costs associated with tax increases, inefficient government and the unintended consequences of public policies.

  • Twitter

Jordon Vandenhoff

Jordan Vandenhoff currently serves as the Ontario Director for Canada's National Firearms Association. (NFA) Jordan has been the lead advisor to TBT News. Jordan educates non firearms owners about firearms matters for Canadians. 

Arnold Viersen, M.P.

Coming from rural Alberta, Arnold Viersen currently represents the riding of Peace River - Westlock. Vierse has always been a strong voice when it comes to protecting the rights of rural families and has also been taking a stand when it comes to protecting native communities, and currently serves as Deputy Critic or Rural Affairs for the Conservative Party. 

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

AAron Wudkirk

Aaron joined the CTF as Federal Director in 2014. A lawyer by training, Aaron practiced litigation in his native Kitchener, Ontario, and then corporate law with a major international law firm in London, Hong Kong and Abu Dhabi, before returning to Canada to work with a prominent political consulting firm. Aaron holds a BA in economics and political science from the University of Waterloo, and a J.D. from the Faculty of Law at the University of Western Ontario, where he served as student body president during his final year of studies. He lives in Ottawa with his wife and children.

  • Twitter

David Yurdiga, M.P.

David Yurdiga is the elected Conservative Candidate for Fort McMurray-Cold Lake. A born and raised Alberta native, David spent many years in the private sector in mining as well as property management before his retirement. He later was elected to the municipal council of Athabaska County, and later went on to represent Cold Lake where he currently holds office.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Bob Zimmer, M.P.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Bob was born in Dawson Creek, BC and raised in Fort St. John, BC. Bob began his career working for his father’s family carpentry business where he learned the values of honesty, integrity, and hard work. He received an undergraduate degree from Trinity Western University in human kinetics and history/political science. Bob was first elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River in 2011 and then re-elected as the Member of Parliament for Prince George-Peace River-Northern Rockies in 2015 and again in 2019. Bob serves as Co-Chair of the Parliamentary Outdoor Caucus and was Shadow Minister for Northern Affairs and Northern Economic Development Agency from November 2019 to September 2020.

Band Members Alliance and Advocacy Association (BMAAAC)

Sherry Greene

Tansi, my name is Mahekun’iskwew translate into Wolf woman in our Cree Language (aka Sherry Greene). I am originally from Maskwacis, Alberta. I am a grassroots advocate for the Samson Cree Nation, and former MLA candidate for the Alberta Party. My education is a post secondary Diploma in professional Legal assistant Graduated in 2015.Restorative justice Training and accredited certification. 

Editorial Writer for the Buffalo Tribune media pertaining to the indigenous content. 

 

Founder of the National First Nation Transparency and Accountability Movement with 6,400 members from coast to coast. Working with BMAAAC is an excellent opportunity for me to learn and grow and to be actively engaged in an organization that can advance me further in my passion.

NFA Ad (Banner).jpg
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram