What Is The Hub?

The Hub’s mission is to create and curate news, analysis and debate about a dynamic and better future for Canada in a single online information source.

The Hub’s mix of content includes original news reporting and commentary, a daily newsletter, multimedia and events exploring a wide range of topics including economics, culture, technology, geopolitics, public policy, law and governance.

We welcome vigorous debate among competing visions of Canada’s future rooted in the ideals of pluralism, individual choice, and broad-based opportunity.

Our goal is to reorient popular debate in Canada towards the big ideas that will capture and propel us collectively towards a future of growth, dynamism, and human flourishing.

Read The Hub’s founding essay here.

The Hub Team

Sean Speer


Sean is a university professor, think-tank scholar and columnist. He previously served as a senior economic adviser to former Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

Stuart Thomson


Stuart is a journalist with experience covering federal politics at the National Post and provincial politics at the Edmonton Journal.

L. Graeme Smith


Luke is an Edmonton writer with experience as a storyteller at Edmonton Economic Development Corporation.

Amal Attar-Guzman


Amal is a young professional interested in Canadian politics and global affairs. Formerly, she was a Marketing Coordinator at the Munk Debates and a 2020 graduate from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto.

Rudyard Griffiths


Rudyard is a senior fellow at the Munk School for Global Affairs and Public Policy and the co-founder and chair of the Munk Debates. Rudyard is a former columnist at the National Post and the Toronto Star. He was the founder and executive director of the Dominion Institute.

Ken Whyte


Ken is the editor and publisher at The Sutherland House, former SVP Public Policy at Rogers Communications, former editor-in-chief and publisher of Maclean’s, and founding editor of the National Post. Ken is a bestselling author of biographies of Herbert Hoover and William Randolph Hearst.


The Hub is a project of the Centre for Civic Engagement, a federally registered charity, and Hub Canada Media, a not-for-profit corporation.

The Hub is generously supported by the Hunter Family Foundation and the Ira Gluskin & Maxine Granovsky Gluskin Foundation.

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