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Are we proud of our country?: David Frum on what the Johnston report and the passport redesign tell us about Canadian identity

Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Marie-France Lalonde, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship unveil the new Canadian passport at the Ottawa International Airport in Ottawa on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press.

This is the thirty-second episode of The Hub’s bi-weekly series featuring Sean Speer in conversation with leading author, journalist, and thinker David Frum. The two discuss former governor general David Johnston’s report on foreign election interference in Canada. They also cover the federal government’s controversial changes to the Canadian passport design and what these changes might tell us about the country’s history, national symbols, and sense of identity.

You can listen to this episode of Hub Dialogues on Acast, Amazon, Apple, Google, Spotify, and YouTube. The episodes are generously supported by The Ira Gluskin And Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Charitable Foundation.

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