This section of our reporting explores the culture across Canada and how this is represented within our public policy and government.
There is no single Canadian culture, but rather a rich tapestry of diverse customs and traditions that have been woven together over the centuries. Canada is home to many different ethnic groups, each with their own unique heritage. As a result, Canadian culture is constantly evolving, adapted to the ever-changing demographics of our country. Across the provinces, there are also significant regional differences in culture. In Quebec, for example, French is the predominant language and many of the customs and traditions have roots in French culture. In contrast, English Canadian culture has been heavily influenced by the British.
These differing cultural traditions help to make Canada a truly dynamic and vibrant country.
Alberta is becoming more like the rest of Canada and even losing its distinctiveness. Rather than between the province and the rest of the country, Alberta’s importance differences are now internal and split between urban and rural.
May’s real winner was Charles, who seemed mostly relieved but slightly overwhelmed by his coronation and being crowned next to his queen, Camilla. Theirs is a great love story for our time—an anti-fairy tale romance, as all the great love stories are
Woke thinking compartmentalizes groups according to their identity rather than class oppression. Wokism breaks this connection by moving us into tribes disconnected from each other. This undermines classical liberal thinking and even the leftist emphasis on class solidarity.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features host Sean Speer in conversation with Michael Walzer, an American political theorist and public intellectual, about his thought-provoking book, The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On “Liberal” as an Adjective.
This episode features David Frum discussing 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 sense of identity.
This episode of Hub Dialogues features Aaron Wudrick discussing his co-authored paper, “Northern Awokening: How social justice and woke language have infiltrated Canadian news media, and its implications on Canadian culture and politics.”
Not everything is political—in fact, in our frustration at what feels like a broken system, we too often stick politics where it doesn’t belong. But non-political social and community activities form the backdrop for our politics and are essential to solving society’s problems.
It’s easy to forget how big Canada is. The country looks a lot different when you’ve left the beaten path. There’s a whole spectrum of cities, towns, villages. One isn’t better than the other. Gordon Lightfoot saw that. I hope that we can too.