Founded in January 2011, The Prince Arthur Herald is Canada’s largest student-run national newspaper. With writers and editors from across the country, we are the only newspaper managed by students with a national audience.
At The Herald, we pride ourselves on shattering the fashionable consensus and standing up for the values that matter to Canadians. We stand strong on our classical liberal principles, and we are proud to offer our readers the hard news, rigorous debate, and political analysis that matters in their lives.
The Herald’s Statement of Principles
The Prince Arthur Herald seeks to espouse intellectual conservatism. Our authorship shall reflect freedom of expression, and vigorous, open, intellectual debate. We will pride ourselves on hearing all sides, cherishing intelligent and well-informed dialogue. In our pages we will endeavour to provide viewpoints from a variety of perspectives, both left and right, with a particular emphasis on moderate discourse.
Beyond this, our editorial board will adhere to a set of principles which respect the intellectual diversity of classical liberal philosophy. To that end, we bind ourselves to respect the following values:
These values form the core of our mission as an institution, and as a responsible and enthusiastic participant in the wider Canadian society.
- To uphold a society that rewards personal responsibility, the vital balance between rights and responsibilities, and punishes those who take advantage of the law abiding and honest;
- The primacy of individuals and their families, their right to possess as much control over their own lives in today’s society as can be reasonably defended, and to defend the fundamental civil rights owed to them as human beings and as Canadian citizens;
- To promote especially the sanctity and vitality of the Canadian family as the fundamental building block of our societal order;
- To uphold a peaceful Canadian society founded upon the rule of law, a firm constitutional order, accountable democracy, societal stability, and an abiding respect for continuity and tradition;
- An obligation to defend the notion of non-obtrusive government that takes only what it needs and delivers the best value for what it takes, kept only to those responsibilities which cannot be discharged reasonably by individuals, families, or firms, and that respects the rights of private property owners;
- To promote and uphold a free and open economic market based upon capitalist principles, which reward the hard-working, advance innovation and opportunity, and offer people choice and economic freedom;
- To stand for a strong national defence to secure the safety of the Canadian people, both at home and abroad, and to promote a foreign policy that reflects our values and defends our interests as a nation.