Tabatha Southey

Tabatha Southey is a columnist for Maclean’s. She has written for a number of publications and is the author of three books, including Collected Tarts and Other Indelicacies.
Stockwell Day rises during Question Period in the House of Commons on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Dec. 14, 2010. (Adrian Wyld/CP)

Stockwell’s day is done

Tabatha Southey: Seriously, you could not do worse than Day—I’d take a committed nudist over Wetsuit Guy

#Tabatha2020: Make an Unconstitutional Executive Order Again

Tabatha Southey is, of course, ineligible for a White House run. So she’s crafted her campaign around the theme of flagrant constitutional violations.

Everything you need to know about ‘Obamagate’ but were too smart to ask

Tabatha Southey: There is no Obamagate. Obamagate is so not there that they are soon to add Obamagate to the list of ingredients in an Aero bar. Nature abhors Obamagate.

Coronaviruses, conspiracies and the rise of broadbanditry

Tabatha Southey debunks all the internet rumours about deadly 5G towers, nefarious Bill Gates, therapeutic bleach, evil China and the myth that the coronavirus doesn’t make you sick

Rising to the occasion: Lessons from the Sourdough Quarantine

Tabatha Southey: I’d like to try and explain all of this bread-baking to the 35 people in North America who don’t feel the knead

Tabatha Southey answers the Top 40 most commonly asked questions in the Pandemic Era

Tabatha Southey offers guidance on e-commerce, TikTok fame, podcast fame, Facebook concerts, Zoom poetry readings and even the nature of time itself

Conservative MP Marilyn Gladu rises in the House of Commons in Ottawa on Friday, May 6, 2016. Conservative health critic Gladu says the Liberal government needs to do more to ensure that cannabis products available online are not attractive to young people. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

A poem for the MP for Sarnia-Lambton and her recent hydroxychloroquine endorsement

Tabatha Southey: Marilyn Gladu seems to think this medicine could easily get the Canadian economy back on its feet again. How to get through to her? Through poetry, of course.

A couple walks on Toronto's Bloor Street on April 10, 2020 (CP/Colin Perkel)

When a walk in the park is no walk in the park

Tabatha Southey: Sometimes there’s no way to keep a safe distance. How about converting road space into walking space and keeping the parks open and the lights on.

From a social distance, there is comedy

Tabatha Southey: It’s impossible to imagine what this experience would be like without the internet. We are bonded by distance, our Tweets and TikToks and even our Reddit posts are the glances we exchange.

A reminder from Hell that saving lives will save the economy

Tabatha Southey receives a letter from the Prince of Hell, Master of the Fourth Circle, Father of Greed and Root of Evil

Excalibur (Shutterstock)

10 mythical myths about the coronavirus

Tabatha Southey: It’s vitally important to separate fact from fiction during the global pandemic. So here’s some fiction for you.

Would Donald Trump ‘take responsibility?’ No way, not on Oval Office Opposite Day

Tabatha Southey: It’s not exactly leadership in a time of global crisis, but Trump’s various public statements of late demonstrate the president is keeping a social distance from reality