Either a country has a narrative to offer to its new citizens or it doesn’t. Having mostly abandoned pride in its historical roots, Canada is hoping for the future to simply reveal the answer to the question “Who are we?”—or if there is even going to be a “We.”
Born in Poland when Stalin was still alive, Wodek Szemberg started to make his way in the world with a degree in social and political thought from the now godforsaken York University. He spent many years working for TVO, the Ontario educational broadcaster. In the early 90s, he was publisher of The Idler, a literary and political monthly magazine.